Office Professional, AAS

BSNS.AAS.C15

Program Overview

The Office Professional program is designed for students who wish to prepare for positions as office professionals or administrative assistants in business, industry, or government offices. The program offers a combination of skill-building, business, and general education courses necessary for developing a high degree of competence, as well as general knowledge for the responsible execution of office professional or administrative duties. This degree typically is not designed for transfer.

Additional Program Information

Among electives and required courses in this curriculum, three courses (BSNS 1653, BSNS 1663, and COSC 1513) meet Illinois Articulation Initiative Major-Specific requirements for business majors. Visit www.itransfer.org or a KCC academic advisor for more information.

Medical Specialization Option

Students can choose to complete a specialization in the medical office professional field by substituting BIOL 1564 and HLTH 1312 during the fourth semester.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

ACCT 1413General Accounting

3 Credits

or

ACCT 1514Financial Accounting

4 Credits

 

BSNS 1312Proofreading & Editing

2 Credits

BSNS 1353Administrative Office Procedures

3 Credits

BSNS 1553Introduction to Business

3 Credits

BSNS 1603Business Communication

3 Credits

 

BSNS 1653Business Law

3 Credits

or

BSNS 1663Legal & Social Env of Business

3 Credits

 

BSNS 2311Successful Customer Service

1 Credit

COSC 1023Intermediate Word

3 Credits

COSC 1181Voice Recognition

1 Credit

COSC 2033Advanced Word

3 Credits

COSC 1172Introduction to the Internet

2 Credits

COSC 1341PowerPoint

1 Credit

COSC 1352Word

2 Credits

COSC 1362Access

2 Credits

COSC 1372Excel

2 Credits

COSC 1382Microsoft Office Suite Integration

2 Credits

COSC 1513Introduction to Information Processing

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:39-40

Students who have completed at least one year of high school typing/keyboarding with a grade of C or better or BSNS 1411 with a grade of C or better will automatically be placed in COSC 1023. Students with less typing/keyboarding background need to enroll in BSNS 1411 before COSC 1023 unless they can demonstrate on a proficiency test that they have adequate skills to enter COSC 1023.

General education

ENGL 1413Fundamentals of Writing

3 Credits

or

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

 

MATH 1213Business Mathematics

3 Credits

or

MATH 1414Basic Algebra

4 Credits

 

PHED 1512Health Education

2 Credits

or

BIOL 1564Intro to Anatomy & Physiology

4 Credits

 

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science, Science, or Mathematics Course

3 Credits

Choose the elective course from the General Education Courses for Applied Science Degrees

Higher level mathematics or English course(s) may be substituted.

Medical specialization students should choose BIOL 1564.


Choose one

ECON 1553Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Credits

ECON 1543Principles of Economics

3 Credits

ECON 1563Principles of Microeconomics

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:17-20

Electives

Choose two

BSNS 1373Personal Finance

3 Credits

BSNS 2143Human Relations in Business

3 Credits

BSNS 2213Human Resource Management

3 Credits

BSNS 2403Administrative Assistant Internship

3 Credits

BSNS 2553Principles of Management

3 Credits

MKTG 1253Sales & Customer Service

3 Credits

MKTG 1553Principles of Marketing

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:5-6

Medical specialization students should choose HLTH 1312 and one other course.

Total Credit Hours: 61

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

BSNS 1312Proofreading & Editing

2 Credits

BSNS 1553Introduction to Business

3 Credits

BSNS 2311Successful Customer Service

1 Credit

COSC 1023Intermediate Word

3 Credits

 

ENGL 1413Fundamentals of Writing

3 Credits

or

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

 

MATH 1213Business Mathematics

3 Credits

or

MATH 1414Basic Algebra

4 Credits

Spring semester

ACCT 1413General Accounting

3 Credits

or

ACCT 1514Financial Accounting

4 Credits

 

COSC 1181Voice Recognition

1 Credit

COSC 1513Introduction to Information Processing

3 Credits

COSC 2033Advanced Word

3 Credits

ECON Course

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Fall semester

BSNS 1603Business Communication

3 Credits

COSC 1172Introduction to the Internet

2 Credits

COSC 1341PowerPoint

1 Credit

COSC 1352Word

2 Credits

COSC 1362Access

2 Credits

Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science, or Science Course

3 Credits

Elective

3 Credits

Spring semester

BSNS 1353Administrative Office Procedures

3 Credits

 

BSNS 1653Business Law

3 Credits

or

BSNS 1663Legal & Social Env of Business

3 Credits

 

COSC 1372Excel

2 Credits

COSC 1382Microsoft Office Suite Integration

2 Credits

 

PHED 1512Health Education

2 Credits

or

BIOL 1564Intro to Anatomy & Physiology

4 Credits

 

Elective

2-3 Credits

Program Cost

Minimum credit hours required for completion: 61
Tuition and fees - $147.00 per credit hour 147.00
$8,967.00
Lab fees:
BSNS 1353 Administrative Office Procedures 25.00
BSNS 1603 Business Communications 10.00
COSC 1023 Intermediate Word 25.00
COSC 1172 Intro. to the Internet 25.00
COSC 1181 Voice Recognition 25.00
COSC 1341 PowerPoint 25.00
COSC 1352 Word 25.00
COSC 1362 Access 25.00
COSC 1372 Excel 25.00
COSC 1382 Microsoft Office Suite Integration 25.00
COSC 1513 Intro. to Information Processing 25.00
ENGL 1413 Fundamentals of Writing or ENGL 1613 5.00
265.00
265.00
Books:
ACCT 1514 Financial Accounting 232.05
BSNS 1312 Proofreading & Editing 106.65
BSNS 1353 Administrative Office Procedures 209.00
BSNS 1553 Intro to Business 154.40
BSNS 1603 Business Communications 191.40
BSNS 1653 Business Law or BSNS 1663 118.70
BSNS 2311 Successful Customer Service 116.65
COSC 1023 Intermediate Word 221.00
COSC 1172 Introduction to the Internet 179.00
COSC 1181 Voice Recognition 38.65
COSC 1341 PowerPoint 152.35
COSC 1352 Word 149.00
COSC 1362 Access 108.80
COSC 1372 Excel 143.95
COSC 1382 Microsoft Office Suite Integration 145.60
COSC 1513 Introduction to Information Processing 208.35
COSC 2033 Advanced Word 221.00
ECON 1553 Principles of Macroeconomics 266.20
ENGL 1413 Fundamentals of Writing 84.95
MATH 1213 Applied Arithmetic 240.40
PHED 1512 Health Education 160.00
PSYC 1813 Intro. to Psychology or PSYC 1013 119.20
All BSNS courses: Pocket Dictionary 6.99
3,574.29
3,574.29
TOTAL $12,806.29
This program requires six hours of electives. The total price does not include all costs associated with the electives. All prices are subject to change. Please visit Hammes Bookstore for the most up-to-date textbook prices.