Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS), Executive Administrative Assistant, Associate of Applied Science

Program Information

Now more than ever, administrative assistants play an integral role in the success of an organization. They are highly valued, collaborative team members with a wide range of skills that enable them to work in a variety of industries. In the Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS) program, our students develop competencies in office procedures, software applications, accounting skills, organizational skills, office management, and project management, as well as in the essential workplace soft skills employers demand.

The San Jacinto College Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS) program:

  • Provides graduates with the skills, knowledge, and training that will enable them to be successful in a business office environment;
  • Offers courses in the latest office techniques, current technology, accounting terminology, financial document preparation, filing procedures, oral and written communication skills, and business forms preparation; and
  • Ensures that students will be able to manage a variety of administrative duties such as planning meetings, scheduling appointments, preparing reports, greeting visitors, and assuming responsibilities including organizing an office and resolving relational problems with people inside and outside the organization.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the San Jacinto College BOSS program are employed in:

  • Schools,
  • Hospitals,
  • Corporate settings, and 
  • Government agencies.

Graduate opportunities may also extend beyond this program with certification from the International Association of Administrative Professionals as a Certified Administrative Professional (CAP). Certification in this field usually leads to a higher salary.

Earning Potential

Executive Administrative Assistant - $63,451 per year1

For more information, students may contact Central campus, 281-476-1836;  North campus, 281-998-6150, x7242; or South campus, 281-929-4603.

Campuses

Central Campus
North Campus
South Campus

Information

Now more than ever, administrative assistants play an integral role in the success of an organization. They are highly valued, collaborative team members with a wide range of skills that enable them to work in a variety of industries. In the Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS) program, students develop competencies in office procedures, software applications, accounting skills, organizational skills, office management, and project management, as well as in the essential workplace soft skills employers demand.

Completion of the Office Assistant Occupational Certificate is the first step to take toward achieving your goal of having a fulfilling and challenging career in this field. Keyboarding proficiency is recommended for all the certificates as well as the degree in this program.

Associate of Applied Science

This two-year Executive Administrative Assistant Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree provides the most in-depth preparation for employment as a professional in the administrative assistant field. Students desiring a baccalaureate degree should see an advisor or the Department Chair of the program prior to registration.

Plan of Study

All Campuses
3BOFT-EXE

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I 3
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I 3
 Credits15
Second Term
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 3
POFI 1341 Computer Applications II 3
BUSI 2304 Business Communications 3
POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding 3
 Credits15
Third Term
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (or higher) 1
or College Algebra
3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
BMGT 1309 Information and Project Management 3
POFT 2364
Practicum ((or Field Experience) - Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General)
or Professional Workforce Preparation
3
 Credits15
Fourth Term
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Psychology or Sociology 3
BMGT 1325 Office Management 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Business and Professional Speech  
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts) 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits60

Capstone Experience: POFT 2364 Practicum or POFT 1313 Professional Workforce Preparation