Associate of Applied Science - Business Office AdministrationBehind every successful business is an administrative assistant, or a team of administrative assistants and other office support personnel who organize the everyday activities to help run an organization smoothly and efficiently. Do you enjoy working with people, multiple tasks, data and information, technology, and event coordination all in the same day? With classes at our Moberly and Columbia campuses we can prepare you to be a business office professional.
The MACC Business Office Administration program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to begin your career as an administrative office professional. Furthermore, students are given the opportunity to select 12 credit hours of directed electives providing them the opportunity to tailor their degree to their interests.
Employment OpportunitiesAs one of the largest employment sectors in the United States, administrative assistants are employed in organizations of every type and held almost 4 million jobs in 2012. Employment of administrative assistants is projected, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, to grow 12% (about as fast as average for all occupations). The employment of medical administrative office professions, however, is expected to grow at 36% or three times the average for all jobs.
As a reliance on technology continues to expand in the office setting, job opportunities should be best for those applicants with extensive knowledge of related software applications. Opportunities should also be excellent for those with advanced communication and computer skills. Get your start in this professional career with a degree in Business Office Administration at MACC.
This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AAS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.
|Biological or Physical Science**||3|
|Humanities (Ethics or Logic Preferred)||3|
|Total Hours for Degree||60-61|
*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.
**Students who want to work in a medial office should substitute: Human Anatomy for the science requirement, Physiology for a directed elective, Medical Terminology for Business Terminology, and Bioethics for the humanities requirement.
^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).
(For students who plan to work in a medical office.)