Academics

Office Professional

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Office Professional degree is to prepare students for employment in clerical or word processing positions such as receptionists, secretaries, administrative assistants, clerks, word processors, and transcriptionists, through a series of skill-building courses in keyboarding, electronic equipment operation, information processing, software applications and integration, office procedures, bookkeeping, and records management.

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
BUS 120BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 3
LABORATORY SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS *4
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCTG 105BOOKKEEPING/ACCOUNTING I 3
BUS 100PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EMPLOYEES 3
OFACS 125POWERPOINT 1
OFACS 126OUTLOOK 1
OFACS 132ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEETS 3
OFACS 133DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 3
OFACS 211INTEGRATED OFFICE PROJECTS 3
OFOCC 111TELEPHONE SKILLS FOR THE OFFICE 1
OFOCC 114FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSCRIPTION 3
OFOCC 200MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION AND SPECIALIZED TERMINOLOGY  2
OFOCC 205FUNDAMENTALS OF RECORDS CONTROL 3
OFOCC 210ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
TYPE 142TYPING SPEED DEVELOPMENT TO 60 NWPM **1
WP 122KEYBOARD/WORD PROCESSING III 4
WP 161DATA ENTRY 1

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPROVED ELECTIVES ***6

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** Enroll in TYPE 130 to earn credit in one of the following courses: TYPE 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, or 145.
*** Approved Electives: ACCTG 120; BUS 121, 215; OFOCC 250; MGMT 113, 214, 215; TYPE 143, 144, 145; WP 186.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements. This is not designed as a transfer program, although some of the courses may transfer with approval from the four-year college.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1BUS 120; BUS 100; ENGL 110; OFACS 125; OFACS 126; OFOCC 111; Humanities
Spring Semester 1OFOCC 114; OFOCC 205; WP 122; OFACS 132; Social Science
Fall Semester 2ACCTG 105; OFOCC 200; OFOCC 210; OFACS 133; WP 161; Approved Elective
Spring Semester 2OFACS 211; TYPE 142; COMM 110; Laboratory Science/Mathematics; Approved Elective

Program Contact Information

Business, Legal, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Business, Management and Administration

Career Pathway:
Administrative and Information Support

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Business Management and Administration
Pathway: Administrative Support
ICC Pathway: Office Professional

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

COMM 110 | ENGL 110 | PSY 110 | Social Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Office and Administrative Support | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Clerk Typist (25 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

Microsoft Office Certifications

Employment Information

Procurement clerks, Word processors & typists, Office clerks $10-15/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Office Professional(60 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

Microsoft Office Specialist

Industry Credentials

Executive secretaries & executive administrative assistants, Secretaries, Administrative assistants$10-15/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

Olivet Nazarene University Bachelor of Applied Science in Management

University of Illinois Springfield Business Administration

University of Illinois Springfield Business Administration Management

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements