Administrative Office Associate Diploma

General

Program Description

The Administrative Office Associate Diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment with financial institutions, retail establishments, manufacturers, private organizations, and Civil Service. The graduate’s duties include keyboarding, filing, record keeping, operating office machines, transcribing, using a computer for word processing, spreadsheet, electronic presentation, and database projects, handling telephone services, and taking care of general office administration. NIACC’s classrooms are equipped with the latest in computers, office machines, and equipment. They are also staffed by qualified instructors in the business field.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following occupational areas:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Secretary
  • Records Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Machine Transcriber
  • Information Processing Operator

First Term

  • ADM-123 Document Formatting*
  • ADM-131 Office Calculators
  • BCA-129 Basic Word Processing
  • BCA-215 Computer Business Applications
  • BUS-121 Business Communications
  • Business Elective(s)

Second Term

  • ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting
  • OR ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I
  • ADM-162 Office Procedures**
  • BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets***
  • BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism
  • Business Elective(s)

*Prerequisite: Keyboarding skill of 30 wam with 3 errors or less is recommended. **Prerequisite: BCA-129 Basic Word Processing and BUS-121 Business Communications. ***Prerequisite: BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications.

Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Juni ... Read More

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Junior College, NIACC has the distinct privilege of being the oldest Iowa community college. In 2018, NIACC will be celebrating the College’s 100 year anniversary of providing an education to our students... Read less