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Administrative Office Management

Career and Technical

Location: Coeur d'Alene, Online

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Program Description

The Administrative Office Management Technology program combines a well-balanced academic program with expert administrative and computer instruction, giving a student the diversified educational training and background needed to hold a position of responsibility and importance in many areas of the business world.

This program helps raise the administrative skills of the student to a professional level, gives the student a technical background through completion of technical skill courses, innovative office technology experience and includes an academic component that provides the student with a mature understanding of professional responsibilities and workplace readiness skills in our global economy. Program graduates have a variety of options in offices of their interest such as travel, sports or entertainment; banking, insurance, construction and engineering, real estate; technical, government, or foreign service; public, private, or temporary agencies.

Office & administrative careers top the chart in Idaho for steady growth — with a 100% projected incline between 2014 and 2024. It is estimated that in Idaho alone, more than 100,000 new Office and Administrative Support positions will be created. NIC’s Administrative Office Management Technology A.A.S. program can be taken 100% online and offers stability, six stackable credentials, and is highly adaptable to a virtual environment. Get started today!

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Quick Facts: Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
2022 Median Pay $38,367 per year
$18.45 per hour 
2020 Employment 10,392
2030 Employment 11,671
Projected Growth 1,279
Projected Growth Rate 12.3%
Annual Openings 1,812
Job Postings (2022) 2,732

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CTE Stackable Credentials

It is recommended that studentsfollow the online program course sequence for the A.AS. degreeprogram (#6) to earn all six credentials.

Stackable Credentials PDF

Computer Applicatiyons BTC

CAOT 250 Office Skills Capstone

PLUS, pick 7 of the folowing SIMnet courses:
• CAOT 140 Database/Access 1 *
• CAOT 115 Outlook
• CAOT 120 Word Processing/Word I
• CAOT 121 Word Processing/Word II
• CAOT 122 Word Processing/Word III
• CAOT 130 Spreadsheets/Excel I
• CAOT 131 Spreadsheets/Excel II
• CAOT 132 Spreadsheets/Excel III
• CAOT 150 PowerPoint
• CAOT 164 Computer Fundamentals for Tech
• CAOT 166 Living Online for Tech Programs

*Required in BTC #2

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CAOT 184 Records Systems Management

CAOT 210 Office Procedures

PLUS, pick 2 elective credits from list below:
• Any ACCT Course
• Any BUSA Course
• Any remaining SIMnet course in BTC #1

Office Specialist/ Receptionist ITC

BLDR 120 Financial Business Applications

CAOT 183 Business Editing and Proofreading

CAOT 204 Career Leadership

CAOT 205 Business Document Formatting/Transcription

CAOT 220 Administrative Support Internship I

Virtual Administrative Assistant ITC

BUSA 101 Introduction to Business

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COMM-101 Intro to Speech Communication

ENGL-101 English Composition

MCTE-101 Technical Mathematics (or higher)

Administrative Office Management Technology A.A.S.

ACCT 110 or ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting

ACCT 150 10-Key Skill Building

BUSA 221 Principles of Marketing

GEM 3 AAS Mathematical Ways of Knowing

AAS Institutionally Designated

GEM 6 AAS Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

Remaining SIMnet courses in BTC #1

PLUS, two of the following courses (5-6 credits):

• ATEC 117
• Occupational Relations/Job Search (2)
• BLDR 105 Customer Service (3)
• BLDR 110 Supervisory Management (3)
• ENTP 105 Entrepreneurship Skills (3)

Program Snapshot

Degree Type Duration Path Credits
Associate of Applied Science Degree 4 Semesters Full-time 60-63 Degree requirements

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