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 Fronted Development 3
COMM 125 Visual Fundamentals 3
COMM 175 Communication Essentials 2
COMM 310 Creating Online Media 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.

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

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 the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.