Associate of Applied Science Degree - Administrative Professional

Location: TMCC Meadowood Center (MDWS) 5270 Neil Road, S216
Phone: 775-829-9010
Fax: 775-829-9032

TMCC’s administrative professional AAS degree provides students with the skills needed to be successful in today’s competitive business environment. Students will receive a well-rounded curriculum in general education requirements. The emphasis of the degree includes skills in office procedures, computer applications, communications, customer service, accounting, and supervision.

Degree Outcomes

Students completing the degree will:

  • Demonstrate advanced keyboarding skills and an intermediate knowledge of hardware and software to perform a wide variety of administrative tasks including electronic filing, formatting and producing business documents and spreadsheets, creating presentations, developing and maintaining databases, and performing internet research to meet modern business needs.
  • Model excellent communication skills demonstrated by the ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers; present information in a persuasive, logical, and organized manner using supportive visual aids and professional oral communication; and write informational, analytical, and technical documents, which are organized, precise, and relevant.
  • Perform and understand general office procedures to include filing, equipment operation, mail distribution, phone calls, and tasks requiring basic math calculations such as inventory and bookkeeping.
  • Manage daily business functions of an organization by using effective problem-solving techniques, consistently meeting deadlines, effectively managing office projects and employees, demonstrating professional work habits such as ethics, team work, diversity, and confidentiality and maintaining a professional appearance and attitude.

AAS degrees are non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Diversity 1[3]
Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity
Communications - Recommended:
Business Speech Communications
English - Recommended:
Business English
Business Letters and Reports
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity
Human Relations3
Workplace Readiness
Leadership and Human Relations
Applied Business Math
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
ACC 135Bookkeeping I3
or ACC 201 Financial Accounting
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
BUS 112Customer Service3
CIT 107Databases1
CIT 201Word Certification Preparation3
CIT 202Excel Certification Preparation3
COT 207Business Applications on the Internet3
COT 217Office Publications3
COT 240Executive Office Procedures3
IS 101Introduction to Information Systems3
MGT 171Supervision3
MGT 201Principles of Management3
Elective Requirements
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Group Communication
Basics of Spanish I
First Year Spanish I
Critical Thinking and Reasoning
Select one of the following:
COT 198Special Topics in COT2
or COT 290 Internship in Computer/Office Technology
Total Units60

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
BUS 106
Business English
or Business Letters and Reports
Elective 3 3
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
Mathematics 3 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
Communications 3 3
BUS 112 Customer Service 3
CIT 201 Word Certification Preparation 3
Science 2 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
ACC 135
Bookkeeping I
or Financial Accounting
CIT 202 Excel Certification Preparation 3
COT 240 Executive Office Procedures 3
Human Relations 3 3
MGT 171 Supervision 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
CIT 107 Databases 1
COT 207 Business Applications on the Internet 3
COT 217 Office Publications 3
Diversity/Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science 3 3
Elective 3 2
MGT 201 Principles of Management 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.


 See program recommendations or requirements.