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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 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