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Administrative Office Management

Campus Location:

Calmar, Peosta

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Associate of Applied Science


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.

Administrative Office Management

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACT Compass® admission testing. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACCUPLACER® 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.

Administrative Office Management

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 68

View the printable Ed Plan (AAS).

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
SDV:219 Professionalism 4.0


Term 3
ACC:115 Intro to Accounting OR 4.0
ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0
ADM:297 Certification Preparation 1.0
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:298 Certification Preparation (Excel) 1.0
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

Administrative Office Management

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$20,103 - $27,357

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


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

Administrative Office Management

Additional Information:


Todd Ecklund
Dean of Business and Computer Science
800.728.7367, ext. 208