AAS — Administrative Assistant

With all types of companies needing administrative support, graduates who obtain their Administrative Associate AAS degree will have a wide variety of career opportunities to which they can match their personal interests and talents.

The Administrative Assistant degree at Northwest Technical College will provide students with the computer knowledge, bookkeeping, business communication and secretarial skills they will need to succeed as an administrative assistant, executive secretary or office assistant.


Administrative assistant and associate positions — secretaries, receptionists, office assistant and office managers — are available in a wide variety of business, educational and governmental offices and often offer advancement opportunities into supervisory and management roles.

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The Administrative Associate AAS is transferable in part toward the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration at Bemidji State University and in full to Mayville (N.D.) State University.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
ADMS 1100Keyboarding I3.00
ADMS 1102Keyboarding II3.00
ADMS 1112Desktop Publishing/Presentation Graphics3.00
ADMS 1126Business Office Management3.00
ADMS 2124Advanced Microcomputer Technology3.00
CPTR 1104Computerized Business Applications3.00
ACCT 1100Principles of Bookkeeping3.00
ACCT 1000Financial Information for Life3.00
CRLT 1102Contemporary Career Search1.00
MKTG 1108Customer Relations Mgmt3.00
ADMS 1116Business Communications3.00
CTEC 1108E-Merging Technologies3.00
SUPL 1120Supervisory Leadership3.00
ECON 2204Markets & Resource Allocation3.00
ENGL 1111College Writing I3.00
PHIL 1201Ethics3.00
PSYC 1105General Psychology3.00
SPCH 1110Intro to Public Speaking3.00
 Technical Electives8
Total Credits60