The Administrative Professional Associate Degree is a 62 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

POWERPOINT 2016 LEVEL 1 (10103241)

1.00

Introduces learners to introductory Microsoft PowerPoint skills including creating a new presentation, adding and formatting slides, navigating a slide show, inserting images and backgrounds, and adding transitions and animations.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Powerpoint 2016

EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 1 (10103242)

1.00

Introduces learners to introductory topics using Microsoft Excel using real-world activities. Learner topics include entering, editing, and formatting entries; selecting cells and ranges, and creating and modifying basic formulas.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Excel 2016

WORD 2016 LEVEL 1 (10103243)

1.00

Introduces learners to basic concepts using the Microsoft Word application through hands-on learning activities. Learners develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to create business letters, brochures, resumes, newsletters and more.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Word 2016

BUSINESS PROOFREADING & EDITING (10106104)

3.00

Provides an opportunity to develop and improve writing and proofreading skills. Learners will develop proper use of punctuation, number usage, capitalization, grammar, word choice and spelling needed to communicate effectively in a business environment. General Windows and MS Word experience strongly suggested.

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MEETING, TRAVEL & EVENT PLANNING (10106107)

2.00

Introduces skills to effectively plan and manage meetings, event pre-planning activities, facilitate meetings and events, produce minutes of meetings, coordinate equipment and facility setup, complete travel arrangements and conduct follow-up activities.

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MICROSOFT OUTLOOK (10106118)

1.00

Introduces the learner to managing and creating professional business email communication, contacts/groups, appointments, and meeting scheduling within Microsoft Outlook. Learners will further examine and manage the Microsoft Outlook environment for productivity.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Outlook 2016

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (10106125)

1.00

Explores goal setting, business and social etiquette, business grooming and wardrobe, professional ethics, attitudes and standards. Learners will also explore job search strategies, professional growth, successful personal/interpersonal work-related behavior and soft skills.

ELECTRONIC BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (10106170)

3.00

Identifies the importance of telephone etiquette, knowledge of communication equipment, use of electronic mail and calendaring in the workplace. Learners will apply these techniques with hands-on activities.

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COMPUTER KEYBOARDING (10106178)

1.00

Introduces keyboarding techniques (proper finger usage and body position) through hands-on touch typing. Learners are introduced to the QWERTY keyboard (alphabet, number and symbol keys). Learners will be expected to touch-type at a minimum of 27 wpm by the end of the course. Challenge test available.

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INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS (10106189)

1.00

Introduces the learner to techniques for success in the Business Technology Programs. Examines various learning modes, use of the course LMS, NTC email, Business Technology Student Engagement form, tips to improve study habits, and explores the many services and opportunities available to learners at NTC. Examines the requirements for the Business Technology Program Portfolio. This portfolio will be a combination of artifacts from each of the program core classes.

KEYBOARDING 2 (10106129)

1.00

Applies keyboarding techniques (proper finger usage and body position) through hands-on touch typing on a QWERTY keyboard (alphabet, number and symbol keys). Learners are expected to enter this course with a minimum of 27 wpm. Learners will develop an increased rate of touch-typing at a minimum of 40 words per minute (wpm) and 26 npm (numbers) by the end of the course.

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MICROSOFT WORD APPLICATIONS (10106142)

2.00

Builds on basic skills of Microsoft Word. Learners will incorporate intermediate and advanced Microsoft Word tools with The Gregg Reference Manual style guide to design, create and modify letters, multipage documents, tables, memos, faxes and the integration of other business documentation.

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10-KEY BY TOUCH (10106144)

1.00

Introduces proper techniques (proper finger usage and body position) and touch method using a numeric keypad. Learners will develop speed and accuracy to meet industry standards for data entry of 8,000+ ksph. Challenge test available.

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DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT (10106157)

3.00

Prepare and manage specialized business documentation. Learners will refine proofreading, business writing and formatting skills (both print and electronic mediums) in industry-specific business documents (medical, legal, insurance, travel, real estate, education, advertising and government) environments.

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RECORDS MANAGEMENT 1 (10106200)

1.00

Explores the comprehensive field of records and information management (RIM). Learners develop ARMA principles and practices incorporating the knowledge by applying these skills to a simulated record systems environment.

OFFICE PORTFOLIO (10106201)

2.00

Focuses on career-related activities such as career exploration, prepare career documentation, participate in a mock interview, create a portfolio, develop job search skills, and what to consider after obtaining the job.

RECORDS MANAGEMENT 2 (10106203)

2.00

Continue exploring records management with further examination into records and information management applying ARMA rules to numeric, subject, and geographic filing methods manually and digitally.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS (10101147)

3.00

Examines the basic accounting principles and procedures for those individuals who will work with accounting information, accountants, and in a business related setting. The learner will identify the accounting cycles, prepaid expenses, accruals, merchandise inventory, uncollectible accounts, and depreciation. The course is not intended as an in-depth study of accounting.

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EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 2 (10103247)

1.00

Expands the basic Excel skills with advanced formatting features and utilization of functions. Formatting topics include: themes, cells styles, custom page setup and more. Function topics include: date, time, IF criteria, lookup functions, troubleshooting formulas and more.

DIGITAL TRANSCRIPTION (10106166)

2.00

Provides instruction in the use of transcription equipment and rapid and accurate transcription of various business correspondence. Learners will use The Gregg Reference Manual style guide to establish correct usage of punctuation marks, spelling and grammar. Learners will complete vocabulary drills and a variety of industry-specific transcription (marketing, education, real estate, financial, insurance, legal, travel and medical) environments.

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DESKTOP PUBLISHING (10106188)

3.00

Provides an introduction to desktop publishing. Learners will explore foundational concepts of desktop publishing, analyze components of planning a document, apply design techniques, and explore safety, ethical and legal concepts of desktop publishing. Learners will design layout and create professional-quality documents for personal and business use including flyers, newsletters, brochures, logos, calendars and webpages.

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THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY (10809103)

3.00

This course provides instruction on the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking which are in high demand in all occupations of substance today. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives and more are considered in depth as the student applies specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic and cultural situations. Classroom instruction is demonstration, discussion, project and teamwork based. Assignments range from the short and simple to the detailed and complex. Reality and practicality are the focuses all through the course. These skills are in high demand by employers. Having this course in your background can significantly enhance your appeal as an employee. It certainly will make you a more adept and confident person.

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PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

QUICKBOOKS 1 (10101180)

1.00

Introduces basic accounting concepts, set up and management of QuickBooks company files. The learner will navigate through the software by setting up users, entering beginning balances, and creating non-inventory items. Introduces customers and vendors by entering and paying bills, writing checks, creating invoices and sales receipts. Demonstrates achievement by producing reports and graphs.

MODERN OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES (10106100)

3.00

Introduces the learner to modern office technology with hands-on experience using a variety of existing and emerging technologies. Learners troubleshoot minor problems and conduct preventive maintenance common to office equipment and research new office technology. Prerequisites include a working knowledge of computers and the current Windows operating system.

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INTEGRATED MICROSOFT APPLICATIONS (10106186)

3.00

Integrated simulation reinforcing essential computer applications skills using Microsoft Office. Learners prepare documents, worksheets, presentations, databases and publications that incorporate a wide variety of software applications going beyond the basics by encouraging creative problem solving, composition and critical thinking.

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OFFICE INTERNSHIP (10106202)

1.00

Applies skills developed through business technology program courses and updates career documentation and completes a 45-hour supervised work experience in an office setting applying previously learned skills (business writing; customer service; office software; problem-solving; work organization; team work, and soft skills) related to an office environment.

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ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.

MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (10804123)

3.00

This course covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuity, apply math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, apply math concepts to the selling process and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

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COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (10804107)

3.00

This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: 1) arithmetic and algebra; 2) geometry and trigonometry; and 3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurements within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures and summarizing and analyzing data.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Mathematics

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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