Administrative Office Technology

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.

Awards Available

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.

Potential Careers

  • Office clerk
  • Administrative assistant
  • Executive secretary

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  • 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.

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Degree requirement advising sheet

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

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