AAS, Business, Office Management

This program can be completed 100% online. 

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science, Business, Office Management 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.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
English/Communications 4 3
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
BUS 117 Business Calculations and Methods 3
Elective 3
U.S. Nevada & Constitutuions 4 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 112 Customer Service 3
CIT 201 Word Certification Preparation 3
English/Communications 4 3
Elective 4 1
Science 3 3
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
Degree Requirement 4 3
CIT 202 Excel Certification Preparation 3
COT 240 Executive Office Procedures 3
Human Relations 4 3
MGT 171 Supervision 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
ANTH 208 Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity 3
CIT 107 Databases 1
COT 207 Business Applications on the Internet 3
COT 217 Office Publications 3
MGT 201 Principles of Management 3
Elective 1
 Semester Total14
 Total Units60

 See Approved General Education Requirements for AA/AS.


 See program recommendations or requirements.

AAS degrees are generally 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
Business Speech Communications
Business English
Technical Communications II
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity
Human Relations3
Workplace Readiness
Leadership and Human Relations
Business Calculations and Methods
Additional College Requirements
Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity
U.S. & Nevada Constitutions3
Required, choose one or two courses from the following:
Introduction to American Politics
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
US History to 1877
and U. S. History since 1877
US History to 1877
and Nevada History
US History to 1877
and Nevada Constitution
US History to 1877
and Survey of State and Local Government
Degree Requirements:
ACC 135Bookkeeping I3
or ACC 201 Financial Accounting
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
IS 101Introduction to Information Systems3
MGT 171Supervision3
MGT 201Principles of Management3
Emphasis Requirements
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
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Group Communication
Basics of Spanish I
First Year Spanish I
Critical Thinking and Reasoning
Any elective, PEX course(s) are recommended2
Total Units60

Students completing this 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 dally 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.