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Administrative Office Support: Associate in Technical Arts (ATA)

Graduates of this program may seek employment in public or private industry as administrative assistants, secretaries, executive secretaries, or office managers. They may plan to transfer to a four-year college or university with an Upside Down Degree Program, or elect to complete the Associate in Arts Transfer Curriculum.

Advisor / Program Contacts

Full Time Faculty
(360) 475-7838
Full Time Faculty
(360) 475-7372

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:

  1. Effectively use a variety of software to accomplish office tasks.
  2. Apply mathematics concepts to typical business situations.
  3. Effectively communicate orally and in writing in the context of common business practices.
  4. Design, maintain, and evaluate office systems (paper flow, mail procedures, records management, etc.).
  5. Work as a team member in an office environment to accomplish the goals of the organization.
  6. Define, explain, correctly spell, and effectively use business terminology.
  7. Effectively apply components of the accounting equation to typical business transactions.

Required & Prerequisite Courses

Required Courses

Choose two of the following three courses to achieve minimum proficiency requirement of 55 wpm (voice recognition may be substituted with instructor permission)
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Choose one of the following three courses
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Successful completion of additional courses from Business Technology discipline as listed below, or approved Cooperative Education (internships)
(BSTEC 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 125, 126, 127, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 141, 142, 155, 175, 223, 229, 231, 239, 240, 254, 270, 271, 275, 280, 285)
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