Administrative Office Associate

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Administrative Office Associate

Subject Area: Business, Communications and Marketing

Award: Diploma

Minimum Credits: 39

Location: Calmar, Peosta

Entry: Summer, Spring, Fall

Contact email: ecklundt@nicc.edu

Description

The office assistant plays an important role in the operation of a successful business and often holds positions involving considerable responsibility.

Duties include organizing the office, typing, taking dictation, transcribing, handling correspondence, sorting mail, filing, answering the telephone, greeting customers, operating a variety of office machines, making travel arrangements, scheduling appointments and maintaining records. The office assistant is able to interpret the needs of the employer, maintain poise and friendliness and apply good human relation skills at all times.

Employment opportunities include secretary, clerk, receptionist, record keeper or information processor.

Admissions Requirements
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACCUPLACER® admission testing. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.
  3. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan (Diploma).

Term 1
CourseTitleCredits
ADM:116 Keyboarding II 3.0
ADM:162 Office Procedures 3.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps 3.0
BUS:103 Intro to Business 4.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0
* Communication Elective 3.0

 

Term 2
CourseTitleCredits
ADM:119 Keyboarding III 3.0
ADM:181 Records and Database Management 3.0
BCA:213 Intermediate Computer Business Apps 3.0
BUS:121 Business Communications 3.0
SDV:219 Professionalism 4.0

 

Term 3
CourseTitleCredits
ADM:936 Occupational Experience 4.0

*Electives

Communication Elective: COM:723, ENG:105, ENG:106

Employment Information

With an average annual income of $17,950 -$38,916 and a projected growth of 16.5%, the career outlook for Administrative Office Associate graduates is growing.

Source: Institutional Effectiveness

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Calmar Employment Information

Employers of NICC Alumni

Farm Bureau Federation, Waukon, IA
Fayette Dental Clinic, Fayette, IA
Hofmeyer & Hanson P.C., Fayette, IA
Medicap Pharmacy, Cresco, IA
NICC, Calmar, IA
Wilbur Ford, West Union, IA

Sample Job Titles

Account Manager
Administrative Assistant
Human Resources/Benefits
Support Staff

Peosta Employment Information

Employers of NICC Alumni

American Trust, Dubuque, IA
First National Bank, Plateville, WI
Flexsteel Industries, Inc. Dubuque, IA
Inventory Trading, Peosta, IA
NICC-Town Clock Center, Dubuque, IA
Reynolds & Kenline Law Firm, Dubuque
Rodas Chevrolet, Strawberry Point, IA
Swiss Colony, Peosta, IA

Sample Job Titles

Account Manager
Administrative Assistant
Human Resources/Benefits
Support Staff

Contacts

Todd Ecklund
Dean of Business and Computer Science
800.728.7367, ext. 208
ecklundt@nicc.edu