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Administrative Support Specialist


The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2019. Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
OIM-103 MS Word

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

OIM-103 is a pre/co-requisite to the program. It should be taken prior to the first semester. An exemption exam is available. Contact BHCC’s Prior Learning Assessment coordinator at pla@bhcc.mass.edu to learn more.

CIT-110 Applications/Concepts
CIT-133 Introduction to Microsoft Office

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites for CIT-110: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or Chair approval

OIM-106 Records and Information Management

Pre-co-requisite: CIT-110 or CIT-133

OIM-132 Administrative Business Communications I

Prerequisite: ENG-095 or placement and OIM-103

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
CIT-234 Decision Support Using Microsoft Excel

Prerequisites: CIT-110 or CIT-113 or CIT-120 or Chair approval

CIT-118 Principles of Internet & Information Security

Prerequisite: CIT-110 or CIT-113 or CIT-120 or Chair approval

CIT-128 Database Design
CIT-250 Collaboration, Communication and Integration

Prerequisites for CIT-128: CIT-110 or CIT-113 or CIT-120 or Chair approval

Prerequisites for CIT-250: CIT-110 or CIT-113 or Chair approval 

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer and software applications.
  • Use the complete range of Microsoft Office applications in an efficient manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use various communication mediums

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program may qualify for entry-level positions such as receptionists, data-entry clerks, word processing specialists, office assistants, or customer service representatives in a wide range of small and large organizations. More experienced graduates may obtain positions as executive assistants or office managers. Students qualify to take the MS Office certification exam at the end of the program.