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Administrative Office Professional

This course of study equips the student with the range of skills necessary to perform the duties of an entry level administrative assistant in today’s technological office. Completers master skills in communication, bookkeeping, office skills, and an essential selection of intermediate computer applications for business. Those completing the Administrative Office Professional Certificate may continue to a degree in Business or Computer Information Systems or in Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Business and Technology.


Felix Marhuenda-Donate, fmarhuenda@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-773-2523


Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
CIS 5 Computer Survival Skills 2
CIS 6 Business Research 1
CIS 10 Computer Literacy 4
​CIS 12​ ​Professional Office Procedures ​3
CIS​ 20​ Integrated Office Technology​ 4​
​or CIS ​17 ​Business Data Management with Microsoft Access (4)
BUMA 94 Business Communications 3
Accounting Electives - Select 1 course 3
BUAC 10 Accounting with QuickBooks (3)
BUAC 50 Accounting in the Business Environment (3)
BUAC 66 Fundamentals of Bookkeeping (3)
Computer Applications - Select at least six units: 6-7
​CIS ​3 ​Introduction to Microsoft Word (1)
​CIS ​4 ​​PowerPoint (1)
CIS 11 Current Topics/Technology (3)
CIS 17 Business Data Management With Microsoft Access (4)
CIS 72D Excel (3)
CIS 82C Web Publishing I (3)
Business Electives - Select 3 units  3
BUMA 1 Principles of Management (3)
BUMA 28 Small Business: Development & Management (3)
​BUMA ​31 ​Business Calculations (3)
​BUMA ​32 ​Human Relations/Workplace (3)
CIS 95A​ CIS Work Experience (1-3)​
​or BUAC ​95A ​Accounting Work Experience (1-3)
or BUMA ​95A ​​Management Work Experience (1-3)
Required Courses 17
Accounting Electives​ ​3
Computer Applications Electives ​6-7
​Business Electives ​3