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
32 Required courses
12 Restricted electives in courses
44 Total

ADMS Diploma Track

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1012 Principles of Bookkeeping CK 3
ACCT2216 QuickBooks 3
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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ADMS2212 Integrated 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 Employee Processes 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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1100 Power and Communications in Human Relations 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. 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 Employee Processes 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:

Subj. Num. 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 Employee Processes 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

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
32 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in courses
9 Restricted electives in subjects
44 Total

HRES Track

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1012 Principles of Bookkeeping CK 3
ACCT2216 QuickBooks 3
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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1100 Power and Communications in Human Relations 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3

9 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
HRES

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
32 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in courses
9 Restricted electives in subjects
44 Total

FNCS Track

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1012 Principles of Bookkeeping CK 3
ACCT2216 QuickBooks 3
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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1100 Power and Communications in Human Relations 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3

9 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
FNCS

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
32 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in courses
9 Restricted electives in subjects
44 Total

PARA Track

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1012 Principles of Bookkeeping CK 3
ACCT2216 QuickBooks 3
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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1100 Power and Communications in Human Relations 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3

9 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
PARA
Plans

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1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1012 Principles of Bookkeeping CK 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

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2216 QuickBooks 3
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:

Subj. Num. 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 Employee Processes 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

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMS2240 Administrative Office Professional Internship II 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ADMS2212 Integrated 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 Employee Processes 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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1100 Power and Communications in Human Relations 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. 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 Employee Processes 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

PDF downloads:

1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1012 Principles of Bookkeeping CK 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

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2216 QuickBooks 3
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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1100 Power and Communications in Human Relations 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3

2nd Fall Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMS2240 Administrative Office Professional Internship II 3

9 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
HRES

PDF downloads:

1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1012 Principles of Bookkeeping CK 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

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2216 QuickBooks 3
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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1100 Power and Communications in Human Relations 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3

2nd Fall Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMS2240 Administrative Office Professional Internship II 3

9 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
FNCS

PDF downloads:

1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1012 Principles of Bookkeeping CK 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

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2216 QuickBooks 3
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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1100 Power and Communications in Human Relations 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3

2nd Fall Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMS2240 Administrative Office Professional Internship II 3

9 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
PARA