Executive Administrative Professional (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This program prepares students for a career as an executive’s administrative assistant with marketable job skills that are highly valued by many businesses. Coursework will focus heavily on computer training and other office technologies. It is important that students pursuing a career in office administration are able to keep pace in a busy office environment and adapt to constantly changing technology including an awareness of the issues surrounding computer security in today's highly technological world. Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary. Upon completing the degree program, students have the opportunity to undertake a variety of tasks and responsibilities and work in a professional office environment.

Prerequisite: CPLT1000 Computer Keyboarding or comparable course. Basic computer literacy, familiarity with the Internet, college-level reading ability, and proficiency in basic mathematics. All students must pass the Computer Literacy assessment test before registering for these courses.

Award Outcomes

Record business transactions.

Compare decision making solutions.

Describe issues surrounding computer security.

Construct relational databases with an efficient design.

Produce variety of business documents.

Create dynamic presentations.

Perform basic operating system functions.

Create variety of publications.

Make decisions regarding project task management.

Demonstrate integration features of office suite.

Utilize office suite personal information manager.

Identify communication styles.

Compose business documents.

Utilize proofreading and editing skills.

Exhibit detail-oriented skills.

Demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

Career Opportunities

Positions are available as executive administrative assistant and administrative assistant. Administrative assistants rank among the largest occupations in the U.S. economy. Salaries vary by skill, experience and level of responsibility. Employment may be found with banks, insurance companies, health care facilities, government agencies, educational institutions, retail industries and various service and manufacturing businesses. Information on careers, salary and employment outlook, is available on the iSeek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 45 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

ACCT1125Excel

3

CCIS1005Computer Security Awareness

3

CCIS1032Access 2016

3

CCIS1035Word 2016

3

CCIS1042PowerPoint 2016

3

CCIS1095Microsoft Office 365

2

CCIS1102PC Operating Systems

3

CCIS1310Publisher 2016

3

CCIS2055Project Management

3

CCIS2090Microsoft Office Integration

3

CCIS2875Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment

0

 

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

 

ENGL1010Business English

3

 

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

or

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

or

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

General Education Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 3, 4, or 5

3

General Education Elective 6 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Completion of this award may require taking courses at both campuses.  For more information, please contact your faculty program advisor.

Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the computer literacy assessment test and 20 net words a minute on keyboarding assessment test or CPLT1000 and CPLT1100.

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1102PC Operating Systems

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

ENGL1010Business English

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 3, 4, or 5

3

Total Credits  14

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

CCIS1005Computer Security Awareness

3

CCIS1035Word 2016

3

CCIS1095Microsoft Office 365

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

Choose one of the following:

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

Total Credits  16

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1125Excel

3

CCIS1042PowerPoint 2016

3

CCIS1310Publisher 2016

3

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1032Access 2016

3

CCIS2055Project Management

3

CCIS2090Microsoft Office Integration

3

CCIS2875Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment

0

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  15

General Education Electives

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits 

MnTC Goal Area 3

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2105General Biology II

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2215Human Physiology

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

CHEM2000Introduction to Chemistry

4

CHEM2200Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry

5

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2005College Physics I

4

MnTC Goal Area 4

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2000Introduction to Logic

3

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Graduation (60 Credits) 

Prerequisite: CPLT1000 Computer Keyboarding or comparable course.  Basic computer literacy, familiarity with the Internet, college-level reading ability, and proficiency in basic mathematics.  All students must pass the computer literacy assessment test before registering for these courses.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

6/24/2019 : BP 2150 / EP 2151