Administrative Support

Diploma - 44 credits

About this program
The Administrative Support diploma program prepares students for the workforce by focusing on the administrative and technical skills needed to meet the demands of the current and emerging office environment. The program provides both the theory and practice needed in order for students to succeed in an office environment. After successful completion of the program, students will be knowledgeable in business office software, administrative procedures, communication, teamwork and problem solving.
Program outcomes
  1. Apply organizational skills.
  2. Apply the principles of grammar, punctuation and spelling, vocabulary, proofreading and editing, and formatting.
  3. Analyze database filing systems.
  4. Demonstrate interpersonal skills through effective communications.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving in course projects.
  6. Model respect and acceptance of diversity and inclusion to prepare for workforce.
  7. Demonstrate accurate and proficient skills using a variety of software applications.
Employment
In Minnesota and nationally, a large number of job openings exist for experienced secretaries. Temporary or part-time work is available during peak business periods. Demand for secretaries will be stimulated by the increasing use of information and the trend of secretaries handle more administrative responsibilities such as budgeting, scheduling, and office management, which are not easily automated.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
Tracks

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
29 Required courses
12 Restricted electives in courses
41 Total

ADMS Diploma Track

Required Courses:

Course Credits
ACCT1012 - Foundations of Accounting 3
ACCT2216 - Missing title
ADMS1100 - Keyboarding I 3
ADMS1110 - Word Processing 3
ADMS1112 - Desktop Publishing 3
ADMS1116 - Business Communications I 3
ADMS1120 - Administrative Office Procedures 3
ADMS1128 - Records Management 3
ADMS1130 - Office Software Applications 3
ADMS1190 - Keyboarding II 1
ADMS2205 - Advanced Word Processing 1
ADMS2240 - Administrative Office Professional Internship II 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ADMS2212 - Advanced Office Software Applications 3
BUS1300 - Financial Statement Analysis 3
FNCS1110 - Introduction to Financial Services 3
FNCS1119 - Personal Finance Products/Customer Service 3
FNCS2221 - Real Estate Lending 3
HRES1122 - Human Resource Management 3
HRES1126 - Talent Acquisition 3
HRES1134 - Training and Development 3
HRES2204 - Policy Administration 3
HRES2224 - Employee/Labor Relations 3
PARA1101 - Introduction to Paralegal 3
PARA1102 - Legal Research and Writing I 3
PARA1105 - Criminal Law for Paralegals 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1100 - Communication and Effective Human Relations 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ADMS2124 - Emerging Office Technologies 3
BUS1300 - Financial Statement Analysis 3
FNCS1110 - Introduction to Financial Services 3
FNCS1119 - Personal Finance Products/Customer Service 3
FNCS2221 - Real Estate Lending 3
HRES1122 - Human Resource Management 3
HRES1126 - Talent Acquisition 3
HRES1134 - Training and Development 3
HRES2204 - Policy Administration 3
HRES2224 - Employee/Labor Relations 3
PARA1101 - Introduction to Paralegal 3
PARA1102 - Legal Research and Writing I 3
PARA1105 - Criminal Law for Paralegals 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ADMS2216 - Business Communications II 3
BUS1300 - Financial Statement Analysis 3
FNCS1110 - Introduction to Financial Services 3
FNCS1119 - Personal Finance Products/Customer Service 3
FNCS2221 - Real Estate Lending 3
HRES1122 - Human Resource Management 3
HRES1126 - Talent Acquisition 3
HRES1134 - Training and Development 3
HRES2204 - Policy Administration 3
HRES2224 - Employee/Labor Relations 3
PARA1101 - Introduction to Paralegal 3
PARA1102 - Legal Research and Writing I 3
PARA1105 - Criminal Law for Paralegals 3
Plans

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1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Course Credits
ACCT1012 - Foundations of Accounting 3
ADMS1100 - Keyboarding I 3
ADMS1112 - Desktop Publishing 3
ADMS1116 - Business Communications I 3
ADMS1120 - Administrative Office Procedures 3
ADMS1190 - Keyboarding II 1

1st Spring Term - 16 credits

Course Credits
ACCT2216 - Missing title
ADMS1110 - Word Processing 3
ADMS1128 - Records Management 3
ADMS1130 - Office Software Applications 3
ADMS2205 - Advanced Word Processing 1

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ADMS2216 - Business Communications II 3
BUS1300 - Financial Statement Analysis 3
FNCS1110 - Introduction to Financial Services 3
FNCS1119 - Personal Finance Products/Customer Service 3
FNCS2221 - Real Estate Lending 3
HRES1122 - Human Resource Management 3
HRES1126 - Talent Acquisition 3
HRES1134 - Training and Development 3
HRES2204 - Policy Administration 3
HRES2224 - Employee/Labor Relations 3
PARA1101 - Introduction to Paralegal 3
PARA1102 - Legal Research and Writing I 3
PARA1105 - Criminal Law for Paralegals 3

2nd Fall Term - 12 credits

Course Credits
ADMS2240 - Administrative Office Professional Internship II 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ADMS2212 - Advanced Office Software Applications 3
BUS1300 - Financial Statement Analysis 3
FNCS1110 - Introduction to Financial Services 3
FNCS1119 - Personal Finance Products/Customer Service 3
FNCS2221 - Real Estate Lending 3
HRES1122 - Human Resource Management 3
HRES1126 - Talent Acquisition 3
HRES1134 - Training and Development 3
HRES2204 - Policy Administration 3
HRES2224 - Employee/Labor Relations 3
PARA1101 - Introduction to Paralegal 3
PARA1102 - Legal Research and Writing I 3
PARA1105 - Criminal Law for Paralegals 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1100 - Communication and Effective Human Relations 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ADMS2124 - Emerging Office Technologies 3
BUS1300 - Financial Statement Analysis 3
FNCS1110 - Introduction to Financial Services 3
FNCS1119 - Personal Finance Products/Customer Service 3
FNCS2221 - Real Estate Lending 3
HRES1122 - Human Resource Management 3
HRES1126 - Talent Acquisition 3
HRES1134 - Training and Development 3
HRES2204 - Policy Administration 3
HRES2224 - Employee/Labor Relations 3
PARA1101 - Introduction to Paralegal 3
PARA1102 - Legal Research and Writing I 3
PARA1105 - Criminal Law for Paralegals 3