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Administrative Professional Associate Degree

AAS Associate of Applied Science Degree
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Get ahead as an administrative professional with an associate degree from CCC

Are you looking for a rewarding career that offers stability, growth and variety? Then consider becoming an administrative professional! Administrative professionals are the backbone of any organization, providing essential support to keep businesses and organizations running smoothly. With Clackamas Community College's Administrative Professional Associate Degree, you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed and grow in this in-demand field. 

 What is CCC’s Administrative Professional Associate Degree? 


The Administrative Professional Associate Degree at Clackamas Community College is a two-year program that provides a comprehensive understanding of the administrative field. You will learn essential skills in communication, business law, finance, office technology and more. The program also includes practical experience to help you gain real-world skills and make career connections. 

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Job Outlook

Job prospects are strong for Administrative Professional Associate Degree 

Administrative professionals are the backbone of many organizations, providing vital support across various industries. An Administrative Professions Associate Degree from CCC equips you for a wide range of in-demand careers. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 9% job growth for administrative assistants over the next decade. This translates to a steady stream of job openings for qualified candidates.

For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Discover the essential skills taught in CCC's Administrative Professional Associate Degree 

With the Administrative Professional Associate Degree, you should learn a variety of skills that are in high demand by employers, including: 

  • Strong typing skills: Develop typing skills, including touch typing and proficiency in numerical data entry.
  • Mastery of essential business software: Learn essential business software, providing skills in word processors, spreadsheets, databases, presentation tools, email and calendars, and form creation.
  • Keen understanding of organizational needs: Gain an understanding of organizational needs, with the ability to identify and analyze the skills necessary for effective operations.
  • Solid business and accounting skills: Learn business and accounting skills, enabling you to articulate, analyze and apply basic math and accounting principles in everyday business scenarios.
  • Effective communication skills: Hone effective communication skills, demonstrated by your proficiency in writing clear and grammatically correct business documents (letters, reports, memos) and delivering impactful presentations.
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


Earn a certificate on the way to your degree

Many degree programs at CCC offer opportunities to earn professional certificates along the way. These certificates can give your resume a boost and qualify you for jobs, even before you graduate. Every step you take gets you closer to your dreams. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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