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2019-2020 General Catalog 
2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office Assistant Diploma

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Today’s businesses have sophisticated equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, telephones, and video display projectors to name a few. Businesses everywhere need employees who can operate these machines efficiently and productively. The Administrative Specialist program at Iowa Central provides students the opportunity to learn and to improve the technical and communication skills that today’s business offices demand.

Students learn to refine their spoken, written, and listening communication competencies. They have ample opportunity to work cooperatively and in team settings. In addition, they are encouraged to develop the work attitudes employers value most-dependability, initiative, follow-through, cooperation, and human relations.

In the technical skills area, students strive to increase their speed and accuracy at the keyboard and on the calculating machine, to apply business math concepts, and to learn general accounting principles. Students also develop the essential computer applications of word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and Web publishing. They are well prepared for Microsoft certification and placement in a business environment.

Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 32 
Campus: Fort Dodge
Department: Business
CIP#: 52.04010200

Program of Study

Diploma Total Hours: 32

Summer Semester (optional)

Total Hours: 2


CSC 110  can be replaced by (BCA 122 , BCA 146 , BCA 164 , and BCA 174 )

For ADM 112  students must complete a 3-minute timed writing with a minimum speed of 35 words per minute with three (3) or fewer errors. If this minimum is not met, the student will be required to enroll in ADM 105 - Introduction to Keyboarding  as a pre-requisite.

Summer semester is optional for Office Assistant Diploma. The practicum is also applicable for the A.A.S Degree.

The following program requirements must be met:
Minimum GPA of 2.0 cumulative
Minimum “C” grade required in:

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 - 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794),  Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (34 CFR Part 110), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).  

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kim Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, phone number 515-574-1138, whitmore@iowacentral.edu; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.

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