Administrative Professional Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Contact Information: Program Office 615-353-3400, Program Site, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following business degree at Nashville State Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs: A.A.S. in Administrative Professional Technology.
The mission of the Administrative Professional Technology program at Nashville State Community College is to contribute to the community by preparing students with the office and management skills necessary to become productive and responsible leaders in today’s workplace.
The Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) in Administrative Professional Technology prepares individuals for employment in today’s dynamic workplace environment. Graduates will be equipped to adapt to the continual change that evolving technology demands.
Graduates of the program should be able to:
- Demonstrate skill development in software applications.
- Perform electronic and routine office procedures.
- Prepare documents pertinent to an office environment.
- Explain proper management protocol for office files.
- Demonstrate use of specialty vocabulary through effective office communication.
- Develop decision-making and problem-solving skills.
- Office Manager
- Administrative Assistant/Executive Assistant
The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.
Business Office Pathway
The Business Office pathway is a course of study designed to teach the skill set required of the administrative professional in today’s business office environment. Courses are designed to ensure expertise in current office procedures, software applications, editing and proofreading, critical thinking, office management, and interpersonal skills. Career opportunities include receptionist, office manager, administrative assistant, or executive assistant.
A currently enrolled student may receive advanced credit standing by successfully completing the Certified Administrative Professional Exam (CAP). The student may receive the following credits based on verification of successful completion of the exam:
Students should consult with their advisors when requesting credit earned through the CAP.
For more information on this exam, please visit the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) website (www.iaap-hq.org). Students should consult their assigned advisors for scheduling of courses prior to the exam to ensure maximum credit for the exam.
Advanced credit standing may also be earned for ADMN 1308 - Office Procedures through prior work experience. Students must provide the program with evidence of three years of full-time work experience, e.g., copies of job descriptions, letters of reference from supervisors, reports, office communication, and other documents which would verify the type of work performed. Students should consult their assigned advisor for specific instructions on preparing the work documentation portfolio.
Credit for ADMN 1302 - Keyboarding/Formatting I , ADMN 1305 - Business English , ADMN 1308 - Office Procedures , and ADMN 1310 - Business Communications can be earned through credit by examination. Successful completion of Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams may also be considered for credit. Students should consult their advisor for details.