Administrative Office Management Concentration

The Associate of Applied Science

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 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
CareerBeginning Salary Range with AASExperienced Salary Range
Administrative Services Manager $26,140 to $33,950 $48,670+
Executive Secretaries $16,080 to $20,320 $24,630+

Certification

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 CPS) 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
COM 1030 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 Natural Science or Mathematics Course
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
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 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
BUS 211 Legal Environment of Business
BUS 215 Entrepreneurship or
BUS 111 Introduction to Business
BUS 245 Business Communications
BUS 251 Business Resources
MGT 211 Supervisory Management

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 BUS 121 Business Math or BUS 131 Personal Finance
CIS 101 Software Applications or INFS 1010 Computer Applications

and

An additional 3 hours from Administrative Office Management, Accounting, Business, Economics, Marketing, Management, Health Information Management or Computer Information Systems. See your advisor. (BUS 180 recommended)

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
NumberCourse NameCredits
AOM 111 Word Processing 3
AOM 141 Records Management 3
BUS 215 or
BUS 111
Entrepreneurship or Intro. to Business 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
  Humanities Course 3
  Total Credits 15
1st Year, Spring Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I 3
AOM 205 Desktop Publishing 3
AOM 262 Administrative Office Procedures 3
BUS 245 Business Communications 3
  Natural Science or Mathematics Course 3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year, Fall Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
AOM 260 Presentation Applications 3
BUS 121 or 131 Business Math or Personal Finance 3
BUS 211 Legal Environment of Bus. 3
CIS 101 or
INFS 1010
Software Applications or Computer Applications 3
MGT 211 Supervisory Management 3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year, Spring Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
AOM 294 AOM Internship 3
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics 3
  General Education Elective 3
  Concentration Elective 3
BUS 251 Business Resources 3
  Total Credits 15