Bakersfield College

Business Administration

Administrative Office Assistant

Associate of Arts

The Administrative Office programs are designed to provide the skills and competencies needed to become an efficient, productive member of an office support team. Courses are designed to help students learn to analyze and coordinate office duties and systems, develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, and improve oral and written communication. Emphasis is placed on non-technical as well as technical skills. Students have the option of completing certificates and/or a two-year degree program. Designed to prepare the student for employment as office support staff to assist managers, executives, and professionals.

To Achieve the Associate in Arts

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Administrative Office Assistant Associate in Arts degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • interact effectively in oral and written communication.
  • participate in office related work experience to achieve the following desirable job qualities:
    • function as a team member.
    • demonstrate interpersonal skills on the job.
    • manage multi-tasks efficiently.
    • model professional and ethical behaviors.
    • identify soft skills such as being on time.
  • demonstrate minimum acceptable skills in ten-key, keyboarding, and document processing.
  • demonstrate minimum filing competencies.

Total Units: 30-32


Required Courses

Course # Name Units
BSAD B252A,B,C Computer Keyboarding, Parts 1-2-3 (3 Courses, 1 unit each) 3.0
BSAD B253A,B,C Document Processing, Part 1-2-3 (3 Courses, 1 unit each) 3.0
BSAD B287 Filing 1.5
BSAD B85/B285 Business English 3.0
BSAD B88 Office Procedures 3.0
BSAD B5 Human Relations and People Skills 3.0
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
BSAD B264 Ten-Key Proficiency 0.5
BSAD B53A Introduction to Accounting 3.0
BSAD B280 Machine Transcription 1.5
  or  
BSAD B48WE Occupational Work Experience Education 1-3.0
BSAD B20 Introduction to Business 3.0
BSAD B65 Principles of Organizational Communication 3.0
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