Administrative Office Management

Administrative Office Management General Info

Do you want to prepare for a key support position in today’s modern office environment? Consider the two-year Administrative Office Management program. It provides a broad background in multiple areas of office management. The program includes courses in Management, Business Law, Supervision, Web Page Design, as well as multiple elective opportunities. The electives provide you with the opportunity for additional concentration within an area of your choosing.

Graduates are well prepared to work in the challenging and exciting office environment of diverse organizations ranging from a one-person professional office to the global corporation.

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  • Associate of Applied Science Degree


  • Four Semesters
  • Summer term optional

Student Profile

  • Keyboarding and computer skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Basic math
  • Detail-oriented
  • Enjoy being around and working with other people

Program Location

  • This program is available on campus. General education courses are available online.

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Student Story KASI KOEDAM

“My brothers started at 4-year colleges and then transferred here, so I thought I would skip the expensive part. I like working with people and the office environment so this program is a perfect fit.”

Administrative Office Management Student
Rock Valley, IA 


Requirements for this program

FIRST YEAR (Administrative Office Assistant)

Course #TitleCredits
BCA216-EIntro. to Microsoft Office Applications4
ADM166-COffice Procedures I3
BUS111-CBusiness Math2
ENG105-AComposition I3
COM712-EBusiness Communications3
PSY111-AIntroduction to Psychology3
PSY102-EHuman and Work Relations3
ACC131-APrinciples of Accounting I4
BCA217-EAdvanced Microsoft Office Applications4
ADM167-COffice Procedures II3
ADM159-CProofreading and Editing3
COM741-EOral Communications3
SPC112-APublic Speaking3
Total Credits39

*You may choose MAT108-C Math Fundamentals, MAT106-E Elementary Algebra, or any course with an A suffix.

NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses.

Course #TitleCredits
SUMMER (between years 1 and 2)3 or 6
Office Internship (optional)***3 or 6
ENG105-AComposition I3
ENG106-AComposition II3
ENG108-AComposition II: Technical Writing3
BUS185-ABusiness Law I3
CSC115-AIntroduction to Computers II3
Program Elective**3
Restricted Elective3
Restricted Elective - Choose from:
ECN120-APrinciples of Macroeconomics
PSY111-AIntroduction to Psychology
SOC110-AIntroduction to Sociology
CIS210-AWeb Development I3
MGT130-APrinciples of Supervision3
Program Elective**6
Total Credits69

*If you are completing an AAS degree you may complete MAT 106-E Elementary Algebra or any math course with an A suffix.
**Must have E or A suffix.
***Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Administrative Office Assistant Program.
NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses.

Course #TitleCredits
(Choose from list of see program advisor for other options,)
ACC132-APrinciples of Accounting II4
ACC161-EPayroll Accounting4
BCA240-EGraphic Design3
BUS102-AIntroduction to Business3
BUS186-ABusiness Law II3
BUS250-APrinciples of Real Estate3
BUS265-ARisk Management3
ECN120-APrinciples of Macroeconomics3
ECN130-APrinciples of Microeconomics3
FIN101-APrinciples of Banking3
FIN121-APersonal Finance3
HIT602-CMedical Transcription3
MGT101-APrinciples of Management3
MGT110-ASmall Business Management3
MGT125-APerformance Appraisal3
MGT170-AHuman Resource Management3
MGT178-AEmployment Law3
MGT191-ACompensation Management3
MKT110-APrinciples of Marketing3
MKT140-APrinciples of Selling3
PSY111-AIntroduction to Psychology3
SOC110-AIntroduction to Sociology3

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Frequently Asked Questions

Graduates are able to find professional secretarial positions at banks, law offices, accounting firms, medical facilities, and large and small corporations.
Graduates starting wage is around $12/hour, but can vary depending on where they choose to work.
Classes are a combination of hands-on lab and lecture. It averages out to about a 50/50 split.
NCC’s program uses the latest computer software programs and has small class sizes. A summer internship is offered to second-year students.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.

Your Instructors

Janet Boone