Administrative Office Management Concentration

The Associate of Applied Science

A.A.S. Business – Administrative Office Management Concentration Mission:

The Administrative Office Management concentration will prepare students who want to start an entry-level administrative office career with knowledge of and skills in accounting, computer applications, office procedures, communication, management, and economics.

Contact Information

Jayne Lowery
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50264

Terri Messer
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50326

Program and Career Description

Students completing the Administrative Office Management Concentration will be prepared for a career as an office manager or an administrative or executive assistant. Students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced faculty to learn both office administration and management skills. 

Estimated Salary Range
Career Experienced Salary Range
Administrative Services Manager $62,460+
Executive Secretaries $38,130+


Upon completion of this program students will have the foundational skills and knowledge that will help lead to the following certifications:

Best of all, Jackson State is a testing center for all certification exams listed above (except CAP) and Jackson State students will receive as much as a 60% discount on the cost of testing. 

Additional Information

Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Associate of Applied Science in Business Studies is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement
ENGL 1010 English Composition I

Choose ONE Humanities Course
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy *
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose ONE Natural Science or Mathematics Course
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Survey of Physical Science I
PSCI 1020 Survey of Physical Science II
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics (suggested)
MATH 1710 Precalculus I
MATH 1720 Precalculus II (Trigonometry)
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus

Social and Behavioral Science Course
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics 

Additional Course
Choose ONE additional General Education Course

Professional Component (All required)
ACCT  1010 Principles of Accounting I*
BUSN 1310 Business Communications
BUSN 1340 Small Business Management or BUSN 1305 Introduction to Business
BUSN 1380 Supervisory Management
BUSN 2370 Legal Environment of Business
BUSN 2390 Business Presentations

Concentration Component (All required)
AOM 111 Word Processing
AOM 141 Records Management
AOM 205 Desktop Publishing
AOM 260 Presentation Applications
AOM 262 Administrative Office Procedures
AOM 294 Internship
BUSN 1320 Business Calculations or BUSN 1300 Personal Finance
CIS 101 Software Applications or INFS 1010 Computer Applications
An additional 3 hours from Administrative Office Management, Accounting, Business, Economics, Marketing, Management, Health Information Management or Computer Information Systems.  See your advisor.  (BUSN 1370 recommended)

*ACC 105 Fundamentals of Accounting may be used to satisfy ACCT 1010 for the AOM Concentration only.

The Associate of Applied Science Administrative Office Management Concentration requires 60 college level credits.  Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites. 

Sample Schedule

1st Year, Fall Semester
Number Course Name Credits
AOM 111 Word Processing 3
AOM 141 Records Management 3
BUSN 1340 or
BUSN 1305
Small Business Mgmt. or Intro. to Business 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
  Humanities Course 3
  Total Credits 15
1st Year, Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I 3
AOM 205 Desktop Publishing 3
AOM 262 Administrative Office Procedures 3
BUSN 1310 Business Communications 3
  Natural Science or Mathematics Course 3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year, Fall Semester
Number Course Name Credits
AOM 260 Presentation Applications 3
BUSN 1320 or 1300 Business Calculations or Personal Finance 3
BUSN 2370 Legal Environment of Bus. 3
CIS 101 or
INFS 1010
Software Applications or Computer Applications 3
BUSN 1380 Supervisory Management 3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year, Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
AOM 294 AOM Internship 3
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics 3
  General Education Elective 3
  Concentration Elective 3
BUSN 2390 Business Resources 3
  Total Credits 15