Rock Valley College

Office Professional Degree

Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science – 65 credits
Program contact: Division of Business/Computers & Information Systems, (815) 921-3101


Program overview

The Office Professional Program allows students to focus on one of four areas of office administration: General office, medical office, legal office, or office software application professionals. Under the guidance of the Associate Dean of Business/CIS or Academic Chair, students will be able to tailor a program that meets their unique needs. Students may also meet with an academic advisor to develop an academic plan.

Work and employment

Graduates from the Program find jobs as administrative assistants, administrative secretaries, and office assistants in a variety of office settings.

General Office Professional

The efficiency of any organization depends in part upon office professionals who are at the center of communications within the business. They process and transmit information to the staff and other organizations. Graduates of this Program will learn a wide range of skills using the latest computer technology.

Medical Office Professional

Graduates of this Program are prepared for jobs in an insurance or healthcare office. Job responsibilities vary, and may include appointment scheduling, medical and general document preparation, meeting and event planning, handling receivables, and transcription.

Legal Office Professional

Graduates of this Program typically perform administrative work in law firms. Areas in which they could become involved include bankruptcy, business and corporate litigation, criminal, divorce, and family law, wills, trusts, and estates, government law, trademarks and copyright law, personal injury and property damage, probate, real estate, and workers’ compensation.


Office Professional Course Requirements (38 credits)

Number Title Credits
  ATG-110 Financial Accounting (4)
  BUS-101 Introduction to Business (3)
  BUS-103 Business Mathematics (3)
  MGT-270 Principles of Management (3)
  MKT-288 Customer Relations (3)
  OFF-115 File Management (2)
  OFF-118 Computer Keyboarding (1)
  OFF-121 Advanced Document Preparation and Design (3)
  OFF-222 Office Technology Practicum (3)
  OFF-226 Professional Development (3)
  OFF-231 Office Procedures (3)
  PCI-106 Microcomputer Applications/Windows Based (4)
  PCI-206 Advanced Micro Appl/Windows Based (3)


General Education Requirements (18 credits)

Required Courses (12 credits):

Number Title Credits
  ENG-101 Composition I (3)
  MGT-170 Business Communications (3)
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication (3)
  CIS-102 Intro to Computers & Info Systems (3)


General Education Electives (6 credits):

Students must select courses with at least two different prefixes to fulfill IAI General Education Core Curriculum requirements (example: ART, BIO, ECO, SOC, etc.)

Choose appropriate option:

General Office Professional (9 credits)

Number Title Credits
  PCI-200 Microcomputer Info Systems Practicum (3)
  PCI-226 Post-Adv Micro Application/Windows Based (3)
Electives: Choose a course with BUS, ATG, MGT, MKT, OFF, PCI prefix for 3 credits.

Legal Office Professional (9 credits)

Number Title Credits
  BUS-200 Legal Environment in Business (3)
  PCI-226 Post-Adv Micro Application/Windows Based (3)

Choose a 3 credit elective from BUS.

Medical Office Professional (9 credits)

Number Title Credits
  HLT-110 Medical Terminology (2)
  OFF-144 Insurance Procedures/Medical Office (1)
  OFF-245 Intro to Health Information Tech (3)
  BIO-171 Biology of Human Disease (3)