A.A.S. Administrative Professional
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported nearly four million administrative assistant positions were held in the United States in 2012. Additionally, administrative assistant jobs are expected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022. The Administrative Professional degree will empower you with the knowledge and skills to pursue a fulfilling, worthwhile, and challenging career in today's business environment. As long as there is a business office, there will be a need for an administrative assistant.
While salaries vary greatly by industry segment and region, the most recent Occupational Outlook Handbook reports the median annual earnings of administrative assistants was $35,330 in May 2012.
The A.A.S. Administrative Professional degree program at FLCC will serve as a stepping-stone to your future by preparing you for an exciting career. This program offers an individualized approach by providing small class sizes along with supportive faculty and staff. Classrooms are equipped with computers utilizing administrative software programs. You will learn new things that are crucial to keeping the office running efficiently.
In addition to learning administrative software, you will cultivate knowledge in administrative procedures, communications, Web page design, office management, project management and information management. Each of these areas are required to handle the multifaceted responsibilities that were once performed by management but are now the responsibility of an administrative assistant.
FLCC's online learning offers you a flexible and convenient way to reach your educational goals. With this option, you can pursue your A.A.S. degree in Administrative Professional at least 50 percent online. Learn more about FLCC online learning.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:
- Apply the standard knowledge and skills to gain an entry-level administrative assistant position.
- Use current and emerging technologies to solve workplace challenges through research, presentations, analysis and synthesis.
- Communicate effectively both in oral and written forms as an administrative assistant.
- Use mathematics to solve workplace challenges encountered by an administrative assistant.
- Exhibit professional values and honesty to the business environment.
- Display knowledge and skill with human interaction in a diverse business environment.
If you choose to enroll in the Administrative Professional degree program, you can expect to be prepared for the ever-evolving technological business world. While majoring in this area of study, current computer technology will be instructed to you thoroughly. Additionally, the program will also cultivate those advanced skills required to handle the complex responsibilities that were once performed by management. Each of these acquired skills will help you contribute to the successful operation and management of an efficient business.
As a graduate of this degree program, you will be employable immediately upon graduation and career choices are as diverse as one's imagination. Job opportunities are in:
- Legal, Medical or Veterinary Medicine
- Accounting, Advertising, Banking, Insurance or Real Estate
- Federal, State or Local Governments
- Entertainment, Construction, Retail or Education
- Wine Industry or Hospitality
- Science or Research
As an Administrative Professional student, if you meet specific award criteria, you will be eligible for the following scholarships:
- Joanne Glover Memorial
- Canandaigua Rotary Martin Schneider
- Carol Scharett Memorial
For more information on these scholarships, contact the FLCC Foundation.
The professors in the Administrative Professional degree program are dedicated to FLCC's mission of teaching and are committed to instructing the most current office technology. The faculty is known for being student-oriented. Faculty members hold master's degrees and bring years of practical office experience to the classroom and relate their experiences to the concepts they teach. Additionally, faculty members in the department have been awarded the prestigious State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.