2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Administrative Professional, A.A.S.


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JJC Program Code: CO809

ICCB Program Code: CIOS 0059

Technology has changed the face of administrative roles in both the private and public sectors. The increased use of technology in the office means job applicants with extensive knowledge of software applications will be in high demand. The Administrative Professional program offers a curriculum that includes the latest technology and skills and the use of computer-based word processing, spreadsheet, database, and accounting software in the performance of office functions. Courses are designed for students entering the curriculum for the first time and for students preparing for a return to the work force or making a career change. Many courses are offered online providing the student with additional opportunities for completing the degree. Upon completion of this program, students may be prepared to pass the Microsoft Certification exams. Graduates of this program will have many career opportunities as this field is growing.

For further information (including salary projections), go to: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6014.00

General Education Requirements: 15 Semester Hours


Select courses from the following groups:

Group I: Communications  - Must take either ENG 101 or ENG 130, and COMM 101 (6 credit hours) Students may substitute ENG 102 or ENG 230 for either of the above ENG courses.

Group II: Social and Behavioral Sciences  - 3 credit hours required (PSYC 101 is recommended)

Group III: Humanities and Fine Arts  - 3 credit hours required (PHIL 103 is recommended)

Group IV: Math/Sciences  - 3 credit hours required

Group V: Career Enhancement  - No specific minimum credit hours required. This category is optional for AAS degrees.

 

Major Core Electives (Select from the following): 6 Semester Hours


Concentration: 6 Semester Hours


Choose one Concentration

Medical Concentration: 6 Semester Hours


If Medical concentration is chosen, the following two courses must be completed.

Law Office Concentration: 6 Semester Hours


If Law Office concentration is chosen, the following two courses must be completed.

Admin Concentration: 6 Semester Hours


If Admin concentration is chosen, the following two courses must be completed.

Total Required Hours: 60 Semester Hours


Includes Online Courses


This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

Completion Guide


Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson

Program Coordinator  

Program Advisor

Name: William O’Connor

Name: Ram Raghuraman

Name:  Ram Raghuraman

Email:woconnnor@jjc.edu

Email: rraghura@jjc.edu

Email: rraghura@jjc.edu

Phone: 815-280-2404

Phone: 815-280-2334

Phone: 815-280-2334

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