The Administrative Services AAS (AAS_ASMS) degree offered at LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Administrative Services Department.
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Administrative support certificates provide students with technical skills in just two or three semesters. Skills include time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, document layout, and Internet research. Bookkeeping skills are included for those choosing the bookkeeping track of the administrative support certificate, and specialized legal and medical office skills are included for those choosing these specializations.
A wide variety of job opportunities are available to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include office assistant, bilingual office receptionist, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, medical office receptionist, medical secretary, medical administrative assistant, legal office receptionist, legal office assistant, and legal office administrative assistant. After a few years in the field, graduates can become an executive assistant, office manager, or office coordinator. Skilled administrative professionals are expected to be in demand in several industries, including education, manufacturing, construction, financial services, employment services, health care and social assistance, legal services, local government, and energy production.
NOTICE: Students will be required to pay liability insurance during the semesters involving off-campus internships. At some facilities, students may be required to show proof of immunizations such as Hepatitis B, tuberculosis, tentanus, and MMR (mumps, measles, rubella).
All students graduating with an AAS or level II certificate must complete LSCS Student Success Initiative (SSI) requirements. To determine your SSI status, see a college advisor.
The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities, and the degree will transfer in whole to some universities. Through articulation, some students may have earned college credit while in high school. Contact a counselor, division advisor, or faculty member at any college for specific information about articulation and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.
|POFT||1325||Business Math Using Technology||3|
|ITSW||1301||Intro to Word Processing||3|
|ITSC||1401||Introduction to Computers||4|
|ITSW||1404||Introduction to Spreadsheets||4|
|POFM||1317||Medical Administrative Support||3|
|POFM||1302||Medical Software Applications||3|
|ENGL||1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|KINE||Any Physical Activity Course||1|
TOTAL Credit Hours for First Year:
|HITT||1305||Medical Terminology I||3|
|POFM||1300||Medical Coding Basics||3|
|POFM||2310||Inter. Medical Coding||3|
|POFM||2333||Medical Document Production||3|
|HPRS||2321||Medical Law and Ethics for Health Professionals||3|
|POFM2||2380||Cooperative Education - Medical Secretary I OR||3|
|POFM2||2386||Internship - Medical Administrative Assistant|
|Elective1||Social Behavioral Science||3|
TOTAL Credit Hours for Second Year:
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