Bismarck State College offers an Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Assistant degree. This training is designed to teach students to be administrative support staff and is available online or on campus. Students who are interested in this course of study should enjoy working with software applications, be detail-oriented, and like working in an office environment, and are good at spelling, grammar, punctuation, and written and oral skills.
Students have the option to focus on one of three areas. Individuals can focus on legal, medical, or general studies with in the administrative assistant program. Those focusing on legal studies will prepare them for positions in offices related to the practice of law, such as private attorneys' offices, corporate legal departments, government, banks, insurance companies and real estate offices. Those focusing on medical studies will be prepared for work in offices related to the practice of medicine, such as clinics, hospitals, private doctors' offices and other medical-based facilities. Those focusing on general generals will be prepared for work in most business offices.
Students are required to take a number of core courses as well as general education courses. Core courses include Keyboarding II, Business English, Business Math, Fundamentals of Accounting, Intro to Computers, Office Management, Student Leadership Practicum, Intro to Professional Writing, Microcomputer Spreadsheets, and Presentations. In addition to classroom study, students gain on-the-job experience through an internship program.
Requires from 61-63 credits for completion. Application requirements: official transcripts.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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