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Business

Administrative Office Associate Diploma

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

Gainful Employment

Upon successful completion of the Administrative Office Associate curriculum (at least 30 semester hours) with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma.

Costs

Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.

First Year - First Term

ADM-123 Document Formatting 3 s.h.
ADM-131 Office Calculators 1 s.h.
BCA-129 Basic Word Processing 2 s.h.
BCA-215 Computer Business Applications 3 s.h.
BUS-121 Business Communications 3 s.h.
Business Elective(s) 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Second Term
ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting
OR ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I
3 s.h.
(3 s.h.)
ADM-162 Office Procedures* 3 s.h.
BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets** 3 s.h.
BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism 3 s.h.
Business Elective(s) 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Total Program Hours 30 s.h.

*Prerequisite: BUS-121 Business Communications, and BCA-129 Basic Word Processing or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications.
**Prerequisite: BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications.

Check here for a list of Business Electives.

NOTE: Business Internships (BUS-225) is a strongly recommended Business elective. For more information, please contact Laura Wood at 1-888-466-4222, Ext. 4355, or woodlaur@niacc.edu.

Business Internships

It’s as easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Talk to the Business Internship Coordinator or your Counselor to decide when in your college career you should participate in an internship.
  2. Enroll in and pass Workplace Professionalism (BUS-162).
    • Workplace Professionalism is a 3 s.h. course that is a prerequisite to Business Internships ~ it can be taken at any time prior to a Business Internship.
  3. Upon passing Workplace Professionalism, the student is eligible for a Business Internship (BUS-225).
    • Students may register for a Business Internship only when they have located, secured and have had the internship site approved with the Business Internship Coordinator.
    • Business Internship credit ranges from 1 s.h. to 5 s.h. ~ this must be determined prior to registering for the course.

All students are highly encouraged to participate in a Business Internship before graduating.