Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of Indian Hills Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). Read the full policy here.
The Business Specialist - Office Management program is an 18-month (six-term) program that prepares students for employment in various office positions. Students will learn to provide high-level administrative support by completing training on up-to-date software applications, demonstrating competency in accounting applications and performing administrative assistant functions such as preparing correspondence, scheduling meetings, transcribing dictation and demonstrating strong verbal and written communication skills.
To enroll, complete an application and attend any required academic orientation and information session. Students may enroll in this program at the beginning of any term.
Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
Communicate effectively-both in writing and orally.
Demonstrate ability to keyboard 40 nwpm on five minute timing.
Learn to keyboard by touch.
Ability to correctly keyboard various business documents from un-arranged copy
Demonstrate ability to ten-key by touch at 180 nspm.
Students who wish to complete an Associate of Arts degree along with this program can do so by taking these additional courses. The Math elective chosen should be MAT 110 or higher and the Science course should have a lab component. The Cultural elective should be a three credit Literature. The three approved electives should be Macroeconomics and two Psychology courses.
Humanities and/or Fine Arts - Credits: 5.00
Composition II - Credits: 3.00
Math or Science Electives - Credits: 2.00
U.S. History or Western Civilization - Credits: 3.00