2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administrative Assistant, AAS

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Program Description

Code 206 - 62-64 Credits

The Administrative Assistant program at Kellogg Community College prepares students to enter the career of information based work activities using computers and the systems that support them. The program includes a rigorous curriculum of classroom and lab experiences that prepare the student for success in small or large businesses. Successful completion of program requirements provide the student an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Administrative Assistant.

We are living in a time when the key to success in virtually every profession depends on the skillful use of information. Whether one is a teacher, secretary, supervisor, or company president, the main ingredient in the work involved is information - knowing how to get it, how to use it, how to manage it, and how to disseminate it to others.

At the root of information based work activities are computers and the systems that support them. Few professions remain untouched by computers today or will remain so in tomorrow’s world. No matter who you are or what you do for a living, it is likely that computers will somehow impact both the way you work and your success at your work. The Administrative Assistant program will provide you with information about computers, types of computer systems and their components, principles by which computer systems work, practical applications of computers and related technologies, and ways in which the world is being changed by computers. The goals of this program is to provide the student with knowledge of computers and software and a framework for using this knowledge effectively in the workplace.

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree. While this curriculum has been designed for career entry and/or advancement, Kellogg Community College does have articulation agreements with several local universities. Interested students should contact the admissions office of the appropriate institution.


See the following link for program admission information: http://www.kellogg.edu/admissions/.

Prerequisite Requirements

Certain competencies are essential for success in this curriculum. Prior to enrollment students should have completed the following high school courses, or equivalent, with a grade of “C” or better:

  • Basic Typing
  • One-half unit of mathematics
  • Two units of English with one unit in composition

Required Administrative Assistant Courses

  • The course requirements for the Administrative Assistant Degree have changed. Please see an Academic Advisor for updated information. Contact the Academic Advising office directly at 269-965-4124 or advising@kellogg.edu.


  • 4 CR
  • 3 CR


  • 3 CR
  • or

  • 3 CR


  • OIT 100 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems
  • OIT 110 - Keyboarding 2
  • OIT 111 - Keyboarding 3
  • OIT 112 - Keyboarding 4
  • OIT 116 - Office Procedures
  • OIT 176 - Beginning Word
  • OIT 177 - Intermediate Word
  • OIT 178 - Advanced Word
  • OIT 181 - Beginning Excel
  • OIT 182 - Intermediate Excel
  • OIT 187 - Beginning Access
  • OIT 192 - Beginning Publisher
  • OIT 193 - Beginning Project
  • OIT 197 - Proofreading
  • OIT 241 - General Machine Transcription


For more Administrative Assistant program information, see the program webpage: http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/areasofstudy/business-computer-information-technology/office-information-technology-oit/.

To apply to the Administrative Assistant program and begin mapping your course sequence, use this link advising@kellogg.edu to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

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