Administrative Professional Technology Concentration

The Associate of Applied Science

A.A.S. Business – Administrative Professional Technology Concentration Mission:

The Administrative Professional Technology 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
jlowery@jscc.edu

Terri Messer
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50326
tmesser@jscc.edu

Program and Career Description

Students completing the Administrative Professional Technology 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+

Certification

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

  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications for Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

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.

ACBSP Global Business Accreditation
We are ACBSP accredited!

10 Year Reaffirmation Self Study Dec 2016
ACBSP Reaffirmation Award Letter

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
*recommended

Choose ONE Mathematics Course
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
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech

Professional Component Requirements
ACCT  1010 Principles of Accounting I
BUSN 1305 Introduction to Business
BUSN 2370 Legal Environment of Business
BUSN 2380 Principles of Marketing
INFS 1010 Computer Applications

Concentration Component Requirements
ADMN 1311 Word Processing
ADMN 1309 Records Management
ADMN 2305 Intro to Desktop Publishing
ADMN 1322 Presentation Applications
ADMN 1308 Office Procedures
ADMN 2395 APT Internship
BUSN 1310 Business Communications
and 9 hours from one emphasis option

Medical Emphasis
HSC 111 Medical Terminology
ADMN 2303 CPT Coding
ADMN 2304 Intro to Electronic Health Records

Business Office Emphasis
An additional 9 hours from Administrative Professional Technology, Accounting, Business, Economics, Health Information Management or Computer Information Technology. (Recommend BUSN 1370, BUSN 1380 and BUSN 1300 or BUSN 1320) See your advisor.

 

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

Sample Schedule

1st Year, Fall Semester
Number Course Name Credits
ADMN 1311 Word Processing 3
ADMN 1309 Records Management 3
BUSN 1305 Intro. to Business 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
INFS 1010 Computer Applications 3
  Total Credits 15
1st Year, Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
  Concentration Elective 3
ADMN 2305 Intro to Desktop Publishing 3
ADMN 1308 Administrative Office Procedures 3
BUSN 1310 Business Communications 3
MATH Mathematics Course 3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year, Fall Semester
Number Course Name Credits
ADMN 1322 Presentation Applications 3
BUSN 2380 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSN 2370 Legal Environment of Bus. 3
ACCT 1010

Principles of Accounting I 3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year, Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
ADMN 2395 APT Internship 3
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics 3
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Humanities Course 3
  Total Credits 15