Administrative Office Management

A woman in a business suit smiles at her colleagues across a table in an office.

Administrative Office Management

Subject Area: Business, Marketing and Hospitality

Award: Associate of Applied Science

Minimum Credits: 65

Location: Calmar, Peosta

Entry: Summer, Spring, Fall


The administrative office manager has a well-rounded background in all areas of office management. This program includes upper-level courses in management, law, computers and accounting, as well as coursework in human relations and business communication.

An administrative office manager plays a major role in the success of every business; the position is key to supporting any management function.

Admissions Requirements
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment. 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.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
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
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
BUS:204 Professionalism in the Workplace 3.0


Term 3
ACC:115 Intro to Accounting OR 4.0
ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0
BUS:185 Business Law I 3.0
* General Education Elective 3.0
* Math/Science Elective 3.0
* Psychology Elective 3.0


Term 4
ACC:162 Payroll Accounting 4.0
ADM:936 Occupational Experience 4.0
MGT:102 Principles of Management 4.0
MKT:183 Customer Service Strategies 3.0


Communication Elective: COM:723, ENG:105, ENG:106, SPC:112
General Education Elective: Transfer-level ART, ASL, BIO, CHM, CLS, COM:120, COM:145, COM:155, DRA, ECN, ENG:105, ENG:106, ENG:221, ENV, FLS, HIS, HUM, LIT, MAT, MUS, PHI, PHS, PHY, POL, PSY, REL, SOC, SPC
Math/Science Elective: MAT:102, MAT:744, transfer-level: BIO, CHM, ENV, MAT, PHS, PHY
Psychology Elective: PSY:112 recommended

Employment Information

The annual income range for Administrative Office Management graduates is $19,806 - $28,863.

Source: EMSI; Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations in the NICC district.

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


Susan Elwood
Business Faculty (Calmar)
800.728.2256, ext. 422

Marianne Weber
Business Faculty (Peosta)
800.728.7367, ext. 322