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2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Business Office Systems and Support
Title: Executive Assistant A.A.S.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Offered on all campuses
  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.BOSS.EXE.ASST.19

The Associate of Applied Science Degree comprehensive curriculum is designed as an advanced level program to prepare students for executive assistant and computer support positions in an office environment. Students will use state-of-the-art technology to develop skills necessary to become a productive member of the business community. Topics include office management, human relations, records management, oral and written business communications, plus word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, and telecommunication applications.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFI 1104 Computer Fundamentals 1
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
POFI 1301 Computer Applications 1 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFI 1341 Computer Applications 2 3
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications (3)
HIST 1301 United States History 1 3
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 1 3
Semester Total 17
Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding (3)
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures 1 3
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support (3)
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFT 1328 Business Presentations 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3
POFI 1349 Spreadsheets 3
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management 1 3
POFI 2350 Databases 3
POFI 2331 Desktop Publishing 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFT 1380 Cooperative Education - Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 3
POFT 1382 Cooperative Education - General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (3)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
POFT 1321 Business Math 3
Elective Natural Science 2 3
Semester Total 13
Minimum Hours Required 60

1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

2 Natural Science Elective - must be selected from any four-credit hour course from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.