Administrative Assistant, Associate of Occupational Science (A.O.S) Degree

The Administrative Assistant Associate Degree in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) is one of Bramson ORT College's longest running programs. It has produced many successful professionals that have advanced their careers in a variety of different office settings. Due to the specialized nature of the program, students are prepared to work in positions that require skills in legal transcription, business management, accounting and human resource management.

Students in the Administrative Assistant Program use the latest office technology equipment and software in all of their classes. Furthermore, students are provided with individual-based training and tutoring; high quality internship opportunities for practical experience; and hands-on courses, such as Keyboarding, Secretarial Practices, Graphic Presentation and Publishing.

By the end of their studies, students will have a working knowledge of keyboarding (with the ability to type more than 40 WPM without mistakes), accounting, business management, electronic data processing and electronic office record management, Microsoft Office programs and advanced publishing, human resource management, legal transcription, legal office practices, office procedures, and graphic presentations.

Credits obtained by students while in the Administrative Assistant Program are transferable to four-year programs at other colleges and universities worldwide. In order to earn the Administrative Assistant Associate Degree at Bramson ORT College, a student must complete at least 63 credits.


Program Summary Chart

Program:

Administrative Assistant Associate Degree

Program Length:

63 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters

Offered:

Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Bramson ORT College's Administrative Assistant Associate Degree Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements.High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

Department:

More Information
Office Technology Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718-261-5800
Email: officetech@bramsonort.edu


Administrative Assistant
21 Credits
Required Major Courses
AC111 Principles of Accounting I
3 Credits
CS100 Introduction to Computer and Information Technology
3 Credits
CS206 Advanced Computer Applications
3 Credits
SS101 Keyboarding I
3 Credits
SS102 Keyboarding II
3 Credits
SS111 Secretarial Practices I
3 Credits
SS121 Word Processing II
3 Credits
Required Courses within each Concentration
12 Credits
(Required major courses within General Office Assistant Concentration)
AC261 Advanced Computer Applications for Business
3 Credits
CS243 Presentation Graphics
3 Credits
SS112 Secretarial Practices II
3 Credits
SS125 Desktop Publishing
3 Credits
(Required major courses within Medical Office Admin. Assistant Concentration)
SS120 Medical Billing & Coding
3 Credits
SS130 Medical Office Administrative Procedures
3 Credits
SS204 Medical Terminology
3 Credits
SS240 Medical Secretary Practices
3 Credits
(Required major courses within Professional Billing & Coding Concentration)
SS204 Medical Terminology
3 Credits
SS251 Understanding Health Insurance
3 Credits
SS253 Advanced ICD CM Coding
3 Credits
SS254 Advanced Procedural Coding and Hospital Billing
3 Credits
SS252 HIPAA (Patient Privacy) and Electronic Health Records (EHR)
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
6 Credits
Select two from the following list of courses:
AC121 Business Law I
3 Credits
AC261 Advanced Computer Applications for Business
3 Credits
BM100 Introduction to Business
3 Credits
BM110 Business Management
3 Credits
BM180 Human Resources Management
3 Credits
BM290 Business Communication
3 Credits
CS243 Presentation Graphics
3 Credits
MA110 Business Mathematics
3 Credits
MD110 Introduction to Medical Assisting and Medical Law/Ethics
3 Credits
SS103 Keyboarding III
3 Credits
SS105 Legal Keyboarding
3 Credits
SS106 Medical Transcription I
3 Credits
SS112 Secretarial Practices II
3 Credits
SS120 Computerized Medical Billing and Coding
3 Credits
SS125 Desktop Publishing
3 Credits
SS201 Legal Transcription I
3 Credits
SS211 Legal Office Practices I
3 Credits
SS212 Legal Office Practices II
3 Credits
SS240 Medical Secretary Practices
3 Credits
SS296 Office Internship I
3 Credits
SS297 Office Internship II
3 Credits
Required Art and Sciences Courses
15 Credits
(General Education)
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
IL100 Information Literacy
2 Credits
JP100 Career Planning
1 Credits
Select one course out of the following:
MA120 Statistics
3 Credits
MA121 College Algebra And Trigonometry
3 Credits
MA125 Pre-Calculus I
3 Credits
MA130 Discrete Mathematics
3 Credits
Select two courses out of the following:
EC100 Economics
3 Credits
LA140 American History I
3 Credits
LA141 American History II
3 Credits
LA160 American Government
3 Credits
LA161 State and Local Government
3 Credits
Elective Art and Sciences Courses
9 Credits
General Education Courses (Select three)
9 Credits
Select credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.


Career Outlook

Secretaries and administrative assistants today are increasingly taking on the roles of information and communication managers. Secretaries and administrative assistants usually work in schools, hospitals, corporate settings, government agencies, or legal and medical offices. Some secretaries and administrative assistants, such as legal and medical secretaries, perform highly specialized work requiring knowledge of technical terminology and procedures. Bramson ORT College prepares students, wishing to work in these specialized fields, with the necessary skills and training. The College also prepares individuals for employment in such fields as investment, insurance, banking, publishing, medical, media and data processing. Examples of careers that Bramson ORT graduates have pursued can be found below.

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Word Processor/Typist
  • Executive Assistant
  • Executive Receptionist
  • Office Manager
  • Secretary
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Professional Billing & Coding







  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Administrative Assistants. Salaries are listed by both position and Industry/Sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.

    Position

    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Secretary

    $33,750

    Government

    Executive Administrative Assistant

    $41,145

    Government

    Secretary

    $32,390

    Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools

    Executive Administrative Assistant

    $41,450

    Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools

    Medical Secretary / Medical Office Assistant

    $30,800

    General Medical

    Legal Secretary

    $41,640

    Legal Services

    Executive Administrative Assistant

    $46,720

    Management of Companies & Enterprises

    Professional Billing and Coding

    $30,017

    Hospitals & Specialized Medical Facilities.