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Administrative Professional Technology

Accreditation. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356, www.acbsp.org.

Program description. Administrative Professional Technology offers a core curriculum that provides an academic/technical foundation for individuals preparing for positions in business and health careers using computer applications and administrative skills. During the last semester of the two-year curriculum, administrative skills will be assessed using Office Proficiency Assessment and Certification (OPAC), developed by the International Association of Administrative Professionals. OPAC uses industry-accepted testing and validation techniques. It measures proficiency and knowledge in computer software, clerical, financial and professional areas. Students may choose to certify based on the results of the assessment.

Holders of the Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) certification may receive credit for 16 semester hours at Pellissippi State by presenting proof that they have passed all parts of the exam and have successfully completed 12 semester hours at Pellissippi State. Part or all of these credits count toward a degree at Pellissippi State (depending on the program chosen). See the Admissions and Registration Information section for additional information on CPS credits.

Business concentration. The Business curriculum is designed to update the skills required in the changing business environment and to enhance the training required for traditional administrative careers. Courses allow for specialized training for work environments using the newest hardware and software for business information work centers.

Health Care Office Administration concentration. This curriculum provides a course of study for individuals preparing for positions in a medical office. Courses allow for specialized training in medical terminology, coding, and insurance using the latest hardware and software for offices.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Typical job opportunities: Administrative assistant; coding, billing, and insurance specialist; computer applications specialist; office administrator; medical/ office manager; document specialist

Program goals. Upon completion of the Administrative Professional Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of computer application programs.
  2. Use terminology and reference materials specific to the field.
  3. Work independently or function within a work team to complete projects.
  4. Apply knowledge of emerging technology trends. V. Apply proofreading skills involving grammar, punctuation and language arts.
  5. Use the Internet for research and communication.

Contact: Business and Computer Technology, (865) 694-6656

Administrative Professional Technology/Business Concentration— Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Semester I (Fall)
ADMN 1005 Word 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
HUM/FA 1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MGT 2000 Principles of Management 3
SPCH 2100 Public Speaking 3
Semester II (Spring)
ADMN 2120 Document Design & Editing 3
ADMN 2621 Excel 3
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics 3
MKT 2420 Customer Service 3
WEB 1600 Web Page Design I: Introduction to Web Technology 3
Semester III (Fall)
ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I 3
ADMN 2015 Office Integration 3
ADMN 2340 Database & Electronic Records 3
ADMN 2450 Communication Media 4
MGT 2100 Information Systems 3
Semester IV (Spring)
ADMN 2010 Office Proficiency Assessment & Certification 1
ADMN 2302 Administrative Professional Technology Internship 3
BUSN 2510 Emerging Trends in Technology 4
MATH 1530 Elementary Probability & Statistics 3
MGT 2030 Team Leadership 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

HUM/FA 1 See General Education in the Academic Information section of this Catalog for electives.

 

Administrative Professional Technology/Health Care Office Administration Concentration—Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Semester I (Fall)
ADMN 1005 Word 3
ADMN 2910 Medical Terminology I 4
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
MATH 1530 Elementary Probability & Statistics 3
MGT 2000 Principles of Management 3
Semester II (Spring)
ADMN 2621 Excel 3
ADMN 2921 Medical Terminology II 3
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics 3
HUM/FA 1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MKT 2420 Customer Service 3
Semester III (Fall)
ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I 3
ADMN 2340 Database & Electronic Records 3
ADMN 2450 Communication Media 4
ADMN 2940 Medical Insurance Coding 3
SPCH 2100 Public Speaking 3
Semester IV (Spring)
ADMN 2010 Office Proficiency Assessment & Certification 1
ADMN 2925 Medical Practicum 3
ADMN 2945 Insurance Billing & Coding 3
ADMN 2950 Health Care Insurance Survey 3
MGT 2030 Team Leadership 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

HUM/FA 1 See the list of General Education courses in the Academic Information section of this Catalog for electives.

 

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