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Executive Assistant

Associate of Applied Science

Entry-level employment as administrative assistant, computer applications office assistant, legal secretary, medical front office support or medical transcriber.

Program/Major Codes: AASOAG/OAG

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  Employment as an administrative assistant, a computer software specialist, or an entry-level office manager.

Academic Options:  While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements

Program Prerequisites

Course # Course Title Credits
OAP 111*
Keyboarding for Office Technology 1
Subtotal 0-1

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.** Select a course to fulfill the C or G requirement.***

Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 0-3
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Subtotal 6-9

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
CIS/CSA 104 Computer Fundamentals 3
CSA 110 Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 3
CSA 120 Word Processing: Word 3
CSA 170 Access Database 3
OAP 151 Business English 3
OAP 171 Office Procedures 3
OAP 251 Business Communication 3
Subtotal 21

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ACC 100 Practical Accounting Procedures 3
ACC 215 Quickbooks Computer Accounting 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 151 Mathematics of Business 3
MGT 110 Human Relations in Business and Industry 3
MGT 122 Supervision 3
MGT 124 Small Business Management 3
MGT 270 Computer Applications for Managers 3
Select 2-3 Credits from the following courses:
MKT 100 Customer Service Skills 3
  or BUS 220 Legal Environment of Business 3
  or OAP 199 Co-op: Office and Administrative Professions 1
  or OAP 199WK    Co-op Work: Office and Administrative Professions 1
STU 200 Becoming a Critical Thinker 3
WRT 101 Writing I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
Subtotal 32-33
Total 61-62

* This course will be waived with a score of 45 or higher on the OAP 111 Assessment exam.

**  Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication Requirement - OAP 151 and OAP 251; Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement - BUS 151 (if completed after Spring 2008) and STU 200;  Computer and Information Literacy Requirement - CSA 101.

*** The C or G requirement should be fulfilled by completing an appropriate course in the above categories.