Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

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Today's Administrative Assistants play vital roles in providing support, organization, structure, coordination, planning and stability within an office or an organization. They're talented individuals with the ability to multi-task, pay high attention to detail and balance an often wide array of day-to-day responsibilities.

Employers of Administrative Assistants are looking more and more to hire candidates with college degrees and BYU-Idaho's Administrate Assistant AAS Degree is designed to give students the skills necessary to make an immediate difference in the workplace. Jumpstart your career and your future by making the decision today to earn your Administrative Assistant Degree online from BYU-Idaho.



  • Corporations
  • Small Businesses
  • Government Agencies
  • Doctor's Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Legal Offices

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Course CodeCourse NameCredits
B 129 Office Procedures 3
B 240 Word Processing I 3
B 241 Word Processing II 3
CIT 110 Introduction to Excel 3
ACCTG 180 Survey of Accounting 3
ACCTG 205 Accounting Software 2
B 201 Introduction to Finance 3
B 211 Business Fundamentals 3
B 250 Web Business Creation 3
B 283 Small Business Creation 3
B 370 Human Resource Management 3
CIT 230 Web Frontend Development 3
COMM 125 Visual Fundamentals 3
COMM 175 Communication Essentials 2
COMM 310 Creating Online Media 3
COMM 339 Events Management 3


The AAS Administrative Assistant degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete 17 credits of required Foundations courses, 35 credits of major courses (listed below) plus 8 additional elective credits to reach a total of 60 credits. Minors or concentrations in the Business Department are also available. Review the course list below or check the University Catalog for specific degree requirements. Check course availability and offerings or contact us today at (208) 496-1800.

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

BYU-Idaho online courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.