Dec 03, 2021  
Course/Program Inventory 
    
Course/Program Inventory

Administrative Professional Technology


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Program of Study Summary

 

Proposed Academic Program Inventory Title:  

A.A.S. Degree in Administrative Professional Technology

Proposed Catalog Program Title including Concentrations:

A.A.S. in Administrative Professional Technology with Concentrations in:

  • Business Office
  • Medical Office 
  • Legal Office
  • Innovative Office

CIP Codes:

  • 32.52.0401.00

SOC Codes:

  • SOC 1: 43-6011
  • SOC 2: 43-6014
  • SOC 3: 43-6013
  • SOC 4: 43-6012
  • SOC 5: 43-9199

Concentration CIP code (TBR office use only):            

  • Business:                            52.0401
  • Medical:                              51.0716
  • Legal:                                  22.0301
  • Innovative Office:                52.0407  

                                                                                   

Program Description:

The Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) in Administrative Professional Technology prepares individuals for employment in today’s dynamic workplace environment. Graduates will be equipped to adapt to the continual change that evolving technology demands.

Program Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skill development in software applications.
  2. Perform electronic and routine office procedures.
  3. Prepare documents pertinent to an office environment.
  4. Explain proper management protocol for office files.
  5. Demonstrate use of specialty vocabulary through effective office communication.
  6. Develop decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Professional Accrediting Body: Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

State Agency/Entity Oversight: None

Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to Be Awarded: None

Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT): TBD

Concentration Descriptions within the A.A.S. in Administrative Professional Technology

  • Business Office Concentration

The Business Office concentration is a course of study designed to teach the skill set required of the administrative professional in today’s business office environment. Courses are designed to ensure expertise in current office procedures, software applications, editing and proofreading, critical thinking,office management, and interpersonal skills. Career opportunities include receptionist, office manager, administrative assistant, or executive assistant.

  • Medical Office Concentration

The Medical Office concentration prepares individuals for a variety of positions in today’s medical office environment, such as medical receptionists, medical records clerks, hospital ward clerks, medical insurance clerks, patient account representatives, medical transcriptionists, medical administrative assistants, and physician or hospital coders. The program provides the opportunity for skill development in the areas of software applications, office procedures, electronic health records, medical information management, communications, transcription, and coding.

  • Legal Office Concentration

The Legal Office Concentration prepares individuals for employment as secretaries, office managers, or administrative assistants in law enforcement offices, courts, or legal offices. The program provides the opportunity for skill development in the areas of software applications, electronic and routine office procedures, records management, law office management, legal document processing, communications, legal terminology, and transcription.

  • Office Innovations Concentration

The Office Innovations Concentration focuses on advanced technology and business practices useful in today’s offices.  Students learn new techniques and trends to effectively perform and adapt to an increasingly competitive technological environment.

Curriculum


The proposed curriculum complies with accreditation standards of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

General Education Requirements: 15 SCH


Course  15 SCH
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I   3
SPEECH ELECTIVE 3
ECON 2100 - Macroeconomics    
OR  
ECON 2200 - Microeconomics   3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE  3
MATH ELECTIVE 3

*All General Education Courses must be chosen from a campus-approved list

 

Required Concentration Courses


Business Office Concentration Courses


The Business Office concentration is a course of study designed to teach the skill set required of the administrative professional in today’s business office environment. Courses are designed to ensure expertise in current office procedures, software applications, editing and proofreading, critical thinking, office management, and interpersonal skills. Career opportunities include receptionist, office manager, administrative assistant, or executive assistant.

Legal Office Concentration Course


The Legal Office Concentration prepares individuals for employment as secretaries, office managers, or administrative assistants in law enforcement offices, courts, or legal offices. The program provides the opportunity for skill development in the areas of software applications, electronic and routine office procedures, records management, law office management, legal document processing, communications, legal terminology, and transcription.

Medical Office Concentration Core Courses


The Medical Office concentration prepares individuals for a variety of positions in today’s medical office environment, such as medical receptionists, medical records clerks, hospital ward clerks, medical insurance clerks, patient account representatives, medical transcriptionists, medical administrative assistants, and physician or hospital coders. The program provides the opportunity for skill development in the areas of software applications, office procedures, electronic health records, medical information management, communications, transcription, and coding.

Office Innovation Concentration Core Courses


The Office Innovations Concentration focuses on advanced technology and business       practices useful in today’s offices.  Students learn new techniques and trends to effectively perform and adapt to an increasingly competitive technological environment.

Additional Approved Courses


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