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Administrative Professional

Two-Year Associate in Specialized Business (ASB) Degree Program
Available at the State College Main Campus

The South Hills Administrative Professional (AP) program will prepare you to be the key staff member, administrator, or manager in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven modern office setting. As a student in our AP program, you will become fluent in current software—from Microsoft® Word, Publisher, and Excel to Adobe® InDesign and Dreamweaver. You will learn essential skills for keeping an office efficient and performing at an optimum level. Students will also learn effective use of social media; develop communication, human relations, and event planning skills; and study basic office networking, web site development, and more.


Our AP program graduates are employed in positions including Administrative Assistant, Administrative Professional, Computer Applications Specialist, Executive Secretary, Office Assistant, Office Manager, Project Manager, and Support or Software Specialist.

Successful students in this program will be outgoing, willing to ask questions, and able to complete projects on time. They need to have strong organizational and time management skills.

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Complete Course List

Administrative Professional Course List

Administrative Professional Course List for 2019-20

This program information appears in the 2019-20 school catalog. Click here for all course descriptions.

TermCourse #Course NameCreditsClock Hours
First TermGE180Applied Psychology3.036
GE183Business English I4.060
GE118Business Mathematics4.060
OS104Introduction to Document Processing4.560
MG111Introduction to Management3.036
PD110Professional Development2.024
AP109Records Management2.030
Second TermGE184Business English II4.060
GE178Human Relations in the Workplace2.536
MG214Human Resource Management2.536
AC124Introduction to Accounting & Payroll4.060
CP287Microsoft Excel4.560
CP284Microsoft Word4.560
Third TermIT234Advanced Microsoft Excel2.536
IT224Advanced Microsoft Word4.560
GE210Business English III3.560
MG107Customer Relations3.036
CP288Office Computer Networking5.060
MK110Social Media for Business2.036
OS200The Virtual Office Environment3.548
Fourth TermOS202Communication & Event Planning4.560
WP210Desktop Publishing I4.560
AP205Document Processing2.536
GE263Editing & Proofreading2.030
GE256English Composition for the Office2.030
CD207Job Search Skills2.024
IT235Microsoft Access3.548
GE213Oral Business Communications2.024
Fifth TermIT236Advanced Microsoft Access3.548
AC116Computerized Accounting4.060
* Elective2.536
CP124Fundamentals of Web Site Design4.560
OS203Integrated Microsoft Office4.060
OS105Online Business Communication3.036
Fifth Term Elective Choices* GA124Introduction to Computer Graphics (Photoshop)4.060
* MG215Personal Financial Management2.536
Sixth TermOS204Administrative Professional Internship11.0330
OS201Administrative Professional Seminar2.021
CD106Career Preparation0.510
126.5 Credits1,927 Clock Hours

Careers in Administrative Professional

With two years of hands-on training and strong skillsets, our Administrative Professional graduates are prepared for a variety of career options, including:

Each student completes a 12-week internship before graduation, providing real world experience. We have placed interns at locations including:

South Hills Administrative Professional graduates are well-trained and in demand for their knowledge and work ethics. Some of the many firms employing our graduates include:

Meet the Faculty


Program Advisory Committee

State College Main Campus
Member NameJob TitleCompany
Lindsey Clark Contract Administrator Penn State Construction
Courtney Crosson IT Consultant I Penn State World Campus
Brenda Harrison Pennsylvania Section Secretary U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Office
Emily Miller Secretary Penn State Construction
Blaine Mills Office Administrator Penn State Construction
Becky Perry Administrative Support Assistant 3 Penn State Engineering Development
Breanne Robinson Administrative Support Coordinator 3 Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
Noel Walk Pennsylvania Section Secretary U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Office
Ben Williams Office Manager Penn State Construction

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