60 Credits    AS 3281/2281,  Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Degree Description

Learners enrolled in the Administrative Office Management Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree are prepared to manage functions in the office environment. This degree option is recommended for experienced office professionals as well as entry-level administrative professionals who are looking to increase their potential for promotion. Graduates with this degree receive training in a variety of office management functions including those in communications, information resources, and management. Learners earn half of the required credits (30) in business-related courses and the other half (30) in business-related liberal arts and sciences classes. Learners may also choose to transfer this degree to Winona State University's Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education - Teaching to prepare as a business educator or as a corporate trainer.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Input data with speed and accuracy at industry standard.
  2. Apply knowledge of application software and file management
  3. Demonstrate oral and written business communications.
  4. Demonstrate oral and written business communications.
  5. Apply office organization principles.
  6. Apply current office management procedures and techniques.

Campuses: Faribault and North Mankato
Program Start Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters

Estimate for 60 credit program

Tuition is paid on a semester by semester basis and will vary depending on the courses and total credits you take.

Tuition and Fees: $12,300
Tools and Equipment: $ n/a
Total Estimated Cost: $12,300 *

Compare the costs and you'll see that tuition at South Central College is much more affordable than other institutions.

*Based on 2022-23 tuition rates. Does not include extra expenses for online delivery, course fees, or course differental. Books, transportation, and living expenses also not included.

The course requirements listed below are specific to the current school year (noted above). If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

NOTE: Basic Entrance Requirement

Students must either currently have or attain the skills in OTEC 1001 Computer Software for College and OTEC 1790 Keyboarding for College before entry in the Office Administration and Technology programs.

Required Technical Courses (8 Courses)

Select the following courses:

Select 3 credits from the following courses: (3 Credits)

Required Arts and Sciences (4 Courses)

To complete an AS degree, students must complete 30 MNTC credits from 6 of the 10 MNTC goal areas. You are required to complete MNTC Goal 6 by taking two courses from two disciplines. The following courses are required:


Additional Required Arts and Sciences: (1 Course)

Choose one course from the following list of MNTC Goal Area 3 courses:




Additional required MNTC Goal Area 5 course: (1 Course)

Choose 1 additional History or Social Science course not in ECON.

Additional required MATH Course (1 Course)

Choose one course from the following list:



Additional required MNTC Goal 6 Courses

Choose TWO courses from TWO different disciplines in MNTC Goal 6.

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.

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