Administrative Office Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree

MCC’s Administrative Office Management program provides the career training you need to become an office manager, administrative assistant, administrative manager, coordinator, office support specialist, and many other administrative roles. The curriculum focuses on human relations and communication skills while teaching the latest technology and procedures.

Upon completion of the program, you'll have the technological, administrative, and interpersonal skills—as well as the initiative, confidence, and decision-making ability—to be an effective member of an office team.

Not sure if you’re ready to pursue the entire AOM degree? Start with just one stackable certificate in Administrative Office Management or Administrative Office Skills. Take the next step by completing both certificates. Pretty soon, the credits you earn in those certificates will add up—and you’ll be well on your way to earning your full degree!

Contact (815) 479-7521 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $9,707

Credit Hours to Complete: 60

Weeks to Complete: 64


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Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-105#3 hrs,AOM-101#3 hrs,AOM-120#3 hrs,BUS-150#3 hrs,SPE-151#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr

Sample Semester 2 14 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ACC-110 | ACC-151#3 hrs,AOM-122#3 hrs,AOM-130#2 hrs,AOM-132#3 hrs,Select an Arts or Humanities, or Social and Behavioral Science Course#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3 14 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: AOM-102#3 hrs,AOM-131#3 hrs,BUS-155#3 hrs,AOM-145#3 hrs,Select a Program Elective#2 hrs*
*4 credits hours total of Program Electives are required for graduation.

Sample Semester 4 17 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: AOM-250#1-3 hrs,BUS-145#3 hrs,MGT-150#3 hrs,Select a Math or Physical or Life Science Course#3 hrs,Select a General Education Course#3 hrs,Select a Program Elective#2 hrs*
*4 credits hours total of Program Electives are required for graduation.

Career Outlook

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What you need to know about getting your Administrative Office Management AAS (CIP 52.0401)

Total Administrative Office Management AAS Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $6,690 $21,646 $28,348 $28,348
Additional Costs $3,017 $3,017 $3,017 $3,017
Program Total $9,707 $24,663 $31,365 $31,365

What makes MCC's Administrative Office Management AAS better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

You can apply all credits from your AOM Office Skills certificate and the AOM (one-year) certificate towards your AOM AAS degree. You are also eligible to sit for one or more of the Microsoft Office Specialist™ (MOS) exams upon completion of advanced-level application software courses. This industry credential shows employers you have the skills needed to use the software effectively and efficiently. Having these certifications can open doors to advancement and new work opportunities.

Typical Jobs

  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Manager
  • Executive, Legal, or Medical Secretary
  • Coordinator
  • Support Specialist
  • Office Assistant

What have graduates gone on to do?

Administrative Office Management AAS students have gone on to either new positions in a variety of organizations as administrative assistants, secretaries, or office managers or have applied their newly acquired skills to their existing positions or have advanced into higher-level administrative roles.

Outside the Classroom

In order to further your career, you may wish to seek national certification credentials beyond MCC's certificate. Organizations offering certification exams include:

  • Mission

    The mission of McHenry County College’s Administrative Office Management Program is to develop students who are skilled in current software, technology, keyboarding, document formatting, communication, and interpersonal skills. MCC students shall be distinguishable by their critical thinking, effective communication, professionalism, and technical competency. Students will use current and contemporary practices to demonstrate mastery in the Program Learning Outcomes.

  • Program Learning Objectives

    Students will:

    1. Demonstrate proficiency and use of current software relevant to the administrative field.
    2. Key at advanced levels to meet employer needs and industry standards, using correct technique, without visual assistance.
    3. Apply problem-solving skills to key and format business documents to solve real-life situations, using correct formatting guidelines.
    4. Proofread, review, and edit in creating error-free documents.
    5. Appropriately use discipline-specific terminology in verbal and written communications.
    6. Choose appropriate technology for use effectively and efficiently.

AOM Program Staff

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(815) 455-8739

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.