CURRICULAR GUIDE

Administrative Assistant
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0114  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

The administrative assistant is generally responsible for coordinating and
expediting office functions under the direction of the business executive. 
Specific duties may include activities related to communications, personnel,
budget, records control, and computers.  The administrative assistant is
characterized by varied skills and flexibility and frequently develops a close
and confidential relationship with the executive.  The administrative
assistant becomes the primary information source for the chief administrator
and is consulted on a regular basis on matters of policy and procedure for the
institutions human, physical and monetary resources.  Sample job titles
include office manager, administrative secretary and administrative assistant.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Business Careers Department, Old Central Building, Room 210,
telephone number (517) 483-1522.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 53 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ACCG 100    Practical Accounting Non-Major                                   3
CABS 113    Microsoft Word Office/Int Key                                    4
CABS 118    Adv Microsoft Word for Office                                    4
LEGL 215    Busn Law I, Basic Principles                                     3
MATH 117    Math for Business                                                4
OADM 102    Editing Business Documents                                       2
OADM 195    Human Behavior in Work Place                                     3
OADM 200    Critical Thinking                                                3
OADM 203    Professional Office Procedures                                   1
OADM 215    Records and Info Management I                                    3
OADM 216    Records and Info Management II                                   4
OADM 220    Administrative Office Mgmt                                       4
OADM 240    Office Internship                                                3
OADM 275    Cultural Differences in Busn                                     3
SPCH 110    Oral Communic in the Workplace                                   3
WRIT 114    Business English                                                 3
WRIT 127    Business Communciations                                          3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 5 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See Note 1)

CHOICE 2:   Spreadsheet                                              2 Credits
CABS 126    Excel                                                            2
CABS 128    Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows                                          2

ELECTIVES                                                     TOTAL: 2 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits in courses of your choice.
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
ACCG 100          CABS 118          MATH 117          OADM 203
CABS 113          LEGL 215          OADM 200          OADM 216
OADM 195          OADM 102          OADM 240          OADM 220
OADM 215          SPCH 110          Lim.Ch.1          OADM 275
WRIT 114          WRIT 127          Lim.Ch.2          Elec.