AAS in Administrative Assistant

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Learn to Make a Contribution to your Business or Office

The Applied Associates in Administrative Assistant/Office Manager is designed to give students the skills necessary to immediately make a difference in the workplace. Students will develop office skills including: teamwork, information processing, communication, records management, customer service ethics, and more. Students will also learn how to use spreadsheets and databases to solve business problems, as well as the basic accounting processes businesses use.

Students will participate in the following areas of study:

  • General Accounting
  • Office Procedures
  • Applications for Business (spreadsheets, database applications, etc.)
  • Human Resource Management

Degree Overview

The AAS Administrative Assistant degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete 17 credits of required Foundations courses and 36 credits of major courses (listed below) plus 7 elective credits for 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(208) 496-1800.

AAS in Administrative Assisting

Course Code Course Name Credits Availability
Take these courses:
B 129 Office Procedures 3 *Fall 2013 
B 220 Business Communications 3 *Currently Available
B 240 Advanced Word Processing 3 *Spring 2013
Take 27 credits:
ACCTG 180 Survey of Accounting 3 *Currently Available
ACCTG 205 Accounting Software 2 *Currently Available 
B 201 Introduction to Finance 3 *Currently Available
B 211 Business Fundamentals I 4 *Currently Available
B 250 Web Business 1 3 *Currently Available
B 283 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 *Currently Available
B 370 Human Resource Management 3 *Currently Available
CIT 110 Introduction to Excel 3 *Currently Available
CIT 230 Web Fundamentals 3 *Winter 2014
COMM 130 Visual Media 3 *Spring 2014
COMM 175 Communication Essentials 2 *Currently Available
COMM 310 Creating Online Media 3
COMM 339 Events Management 3
*Note when courses are anticipated to be available. Dates are subject to change. Talk with your academic advisor when planning your schedule. Not all courses become available when the degree is opened for higher courses. Check individual course availability to see when each course is expected to be open. 

How Long will this Program Take?

Our Online Degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round or take a semester off when needed. Students must complete the program within four years.

What are the Courses Like?

Online Courses at BYU-Idaho follow a similar format and have the same learning objectives as campus-based courses. Students should expect to interact with each other and participate in the learning model. Learn more about BYU-Idaho courses online.

Where do I Begin?

Students who meet the admission requirements can apply to be directly admitted into an Online Degree program. These students will start by taking the Online Orientation Course, GS 111. This is a one-credit course offered every block that prepares students to succeed online and charts a course to graduation. Pathway students who complete Academic Start do not need to take GS 111.

Need Help?

Contact the Online Support Center:

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