Office careers have great growth potential in the state of Iowa. Hands-on experience with the latest office equipment provides SWCC students with the knowledge and skills needed for the challenges of an exciting office career.
A nine-month office skills diploma program is also available at Southwestern.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a specialized degree that can be used for immediate entry into the workplace. Emphasis is placed on competence of applying basic principles, theories, and occupational skills. These are two-year programs.
A certificate or diploma is a credential showing completion of a select group of courses that focus on job skills preparation in a 9– or 10–month format. These programs may be used toward completion of an AAS degree.
- Office clerk
- Administrative assistant
- Executive secretary
- BUS 161 Human Relations
- CSC 110 Introduction to Computers
- ADM 112 Keyboarding
- ADM 116 Keyboarding II
- ADM 162 Office Procedures
- BUS 121 Business Communications
- BCA 152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets
- ACC 111 Introduction to Accounting
- BUS 185 Business Law I
- GRA 131 Digital Layout
- BUS 102 Introduction to Business
- ACC 131 Principles of Accounting I
- BCA 167 Comprehensive Databases
- GRA 132 Digital Layout II
- ECN 115 Personal Finance
- BCA 221 Integrated Computer Business Applications
- CSC 135 Digital Communications
- WBL 110 Employability Skills
Click on the course number in the list above to view the course description. This may not be a complete list of courses that may be included for the Administrative Office Technology program. To see all courses in a semester-by-semester plan, view the Administrative Office Technology program course outline.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
• demonstrate proficiency in general office procedures.
• keyboard at a rate of at least 60 words a minute.
• operate word processing software so as to produce documents that are grammatically correct, error free, and in the correct form.
• compose and/or edit correspondence.
• produce accurate and understandable reports or the data for reports as directed.
• produce esthetically pleasing, readable, and informative publication.
• create, modify, and/or complete forms.
• create, maintain, and access records in the appropriate manner and form.
• use standard office equipment.
• organize work stations for effective work flow.
• plan and organize work so as to meet deadlines.
Instructor Barb Brown