Applied Studies: Administrative Assistant/Software Support Specialist


Students enrolled in this program will earn a BA/BS in Applied Studies: Administrative Assistant/Software Support Specialist degree from North Central University. Plus, students will simultaneously earn an AAS from Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

The Administrative Assistant/Software Support Specialist program helps students become proficient in the computer, business, and communication skills that are used to provide administrative and technology support in a wide variety of business office and customer service settings. Coursework will cover the fundamentals of business computers, business culture, written business communication, business presentations and extensive work with current software applications. You will also learn human relations, problem-solving and team-building skills that are important in the workplace. During the program, you will receive hands-on training in keyboarding skills and with current versions of the Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. You will learn the Windows operating system and the basics of microcomputer system maintenance, applications and support. Additional emphasis is placed on résumé preparation and career portfolio construction, as well as job search techniques that will cap your degree experience.

Where You Could Work

  • Businesses of all types and sizes
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Computer Support Services
  • Computer Training Facilities and Educational Institutions
  • All Business Organizations

Potential Job Titles

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant or Coordinator
  • Administrative Services Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Assistant or Manager

Program Courses for Current Students

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