Office Professional Associate in Applied Science

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer.  Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses. Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

First YearCredits
ACT 1210 Fundamentals of Accounting
or ACT 1010 Financial Accounting
BUS 1010 Introduction To Business3  
BUS 1201 Let's Talk Business (is preferred*)2  
BUS 1230 Math for Business & Finance (is preferred*)3  
CSP 1203 Microsoft Office Professional I
or CSI 1002 Intro To Business Computer Systems
CSP 2203 Microsoft Office Professional II  3
CSO 1202 Microsoft Windows (Spring only)  2
CSP 1230 Computer Keyboarding Applications (Spring only)  2
CSP 1231 Adv Keyboarding/Document Formatting (Spring only)  2
ENG 1205 Writ Comm Skills for Bus Ind & Tech (is preferred unless transferring)
or ENG 1001 English Composition I
ECN 1202 Fundamentals of Economics (*)  3
Year Total: 14 15
Second YearCredits
CSP 2201 Help Desk/User Support2  
CSP 2204 Microsoft Office Professional III (CSP 2204 & CSD 1210 are Fall only)
or CSD 1210 Comprehensive Access
CSC 2203 Computer Ethics3  
CSN 1200 Using Internet and The World Wide Web3  
MGT 2010 Principles of Management3  
SPH 1204 Oral Communication Skills for Business, Industry & Technology
or SPH 1001 Fundamentals of Speech
ACT 1280 Quickbooks-Pro Accounting
or MGT 2220 Principles of Supervision
CSM 2240 Office Management (Spring only)  3
CSP 2222 Business Technology Internship  4
AAS General Education course  3
AAS General Education course [SDT 1203 is preferred]  1
Year Total: 17 14
Total Credit Hours:  60

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or  (815) 224-0441

This degree is designed to prepare personnel for Office Supervisor, Administrative Assistant and clerical positions requiring proficiency in document preparation, bookkeeping, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.  Students are strongly encouraged to complete the required courses in the order they are listed above. Some classes may only be available at night or online. 

Proficiency exams are available for CSP 1230, CSP 1203, CSO 1202, and CSN 1200.  Contact the Workforce Development Division at 815-224-0233 or or speak with a counselor about the available proficiency exams.  Proficiency Exam Study  Guides are available at  Course outline provides course description, working outcomes and related competencies.  ACT 1210, BUS 1010 & 1201 should be taken together as a learning community. Some advanced courses may only be available at night or in specific semesters.  

*Alternate options:

  • for BUS 1201: CSP 2204, CSD 1210, CSN 1200

  • for BUS 1230: ECN 2004, MTH 1008, MTH 1003, MTH 1004, MTH 1005, MTH 1006, MTH 1007, MTH 2001

  • for ECN 1202: ECN 2002 or ECN 2003

Refer to the General Education for Associate in Applied Science list for options to fulfill the AAS General Education courses.                     6/8/2021