The Certificate of Proficiency in Administrative Specialist offers coursework in  workplace productivity applications and Internet productivity skills to prepare students for a wide variety of entry-level administrative positions.  All credits in this certificate transfer to the two-year Business Technology degree.

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Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Work independently and collaboratively to meet the needs of the organization.
  2. Exhibit professional and ethical conduct in personal and professional relationships according to office protocol.
  3. Utilize word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing and presentation productivity software effectively.
  4. Listen, read and provide verbal, written and electronic instructions, direction and procedures; responding appropriately to coworkers, clients and other professionals.
  5. Create, input, edit, organize and print various business documents accurately and according to business industry standards.
  6. Implement search engines and Internet tools to communicate and locate information.
Plan of Study Grid
Summer StartCredit Hours
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications  
Honors Computer Applications  
 Credit Hours6
First Semester
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
BT-1201 Word Processing 3
BT-1700 Business Spreadsheets (Excel) 3
BT-2040 Emerging Workplace Technology 3
BT-2211 Presentation Software 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communications  
Honors Business Communications  
BT-2200 Advanced Word Processing 3
BT-2270 Desktop Publishing 3
BT-2300 Business Database Systems (Access) 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours33