Administrative Assistant


The Administrative Assistant degree is designed to develop technical and communications skills required in the office of today. The degree prepares you for success in all of these areas through coursework in office management, document production, computer technologies, and business communications. In addition, this program allows the flexibility to choose additional Minnesota Transfer Curriculum coursework to compliment your skills.

Location: Albert Lea, 100% Online
Program Starts: Fall, Spring
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Heather Earl

Required Core Courses (38 credits)
BUSO1620 Introduction to Computer 2 CR
BUSO1625 Business Communication I 3 CR
BUSO1648 Word Processing (Word) 3 CR
BUSO1651 Current Office Technologies 3 CR
BUSO1655 Customer Relationship Management 3 CR
BUSO2637 Spreadsheet Cpts/Apps 3 CR
BUSO2644 Office Supervision and Management 3 CR
BUSO2689 Multimedia Business Presentations 3 CR
GSCL1270 Employment Search Skills 1 CR
GSCM1510 Workplace Human Relations 2 CR
BUSO1604 Keyboarding I 3 CR
BUSA1050 Personal Financial Management and Planning 3 CR
ACCT1022 QuickBooks™ Certification Training 3 CR
BUSO1668 Medical Terminology
+ BUSO1607 OR BUSA/ACCT Elective
2 CR

MnTC General Education Courses (15 credits)
ENGL1101 Composition I (Goal 1 & 2)
or ENGL1102
3 CR
- Goal 3 - Natural Sciences 3 CR
- Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 CR
- Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts 3 CR
- MnTC/General Education 3 CR

- Open Elective 1 CR
- Customer Service Certificate Elective
Contact Advisor for recommended classes
- Computer Application Certficate Electives
Contact Advisor for recommended classes

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