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

Dr. Christy Young
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50253

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+


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!

ACBSP 2021 Response Letter
2021 Quality Assurance Report
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
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy *
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose ONE Mathematics Course 
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics (suggested)
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1710 Precalculus I
MATH 1720 Precalculus Trigonometry
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus

Social and Behavioral Science Course
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics 

Additional Course
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

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 1330, 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
BUSN 1305 Intro to Business 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
INFS 1010 Computer Applications 3
BUSN 1300 or
BUSN 1302
Concentration Elective 3
  Humanities Course 3
  Total Credits 15
1st Year, Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
 BUSN 1310 Business Communications 3
ECON 2100 Macroeconomics 3
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Speech 3
BUSN 1370 Concentration Elective - Spreadsheet Apps 3
MATH Mathematics 1530 Suggested 3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year, Fall Semester
Number Course Name Credits
ACCT 1010 Accounting I 3
ADMN 1309 Records Management 3
ADMN 1311 Word Processing 3
BUSN 2370 Legal Env of Business 3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year, Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
ADMN 2305 Office Procedures 3
ADMN 1322 Presentation Apps 3
ADMN 1308 Intro Desktop Publishing 3
BUSN 2380 Marketing 3
ADMN Internship 3
  Total Credits 15