Administrative and Information Management

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Associate in Business

Provides highly sought after credentials needed by administrative professionals in today’s competitive work environment. The mastery of information management, the advancements in computer technology, and the need for support of all business units within an organization have transformed the office setting. The Administrative and Information Management (AIM) program opens a career path for students interested in the administrative/management-support field and provides individuals already in the profession with the opportunity to upgrade their skills.

While working toward the AIM degree, students may also choose to earn certificates in Computer Software Applications, Office Administration or Office Skills Fundamentals.

NOTE: After earning 12 credits, students whose declared major is AIM are eligible to apply for the Frederick P. and Violet Sharpe Scholarship.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Compose effective written communication for a business environment.
  • Demonstrate effective non-verbal and verbal communication skills for a business environment.
  • Employ effective organizational skills in a business environment.
  • Practice proper business etiquette and business protocol.
  • Employ effective problem-solving skills.
  • Employ effective supervisory skills.
  • Work effectively in teams with diverse populations.
  • Use word-processing software at an advanced level for Microsoft Office.
  • Use spreadsheet software at an advanced level for Microsoft Office.
  • Use database software at an advanced level for Microsoft Office.
  • Use presentation software at an advanced level for Microsoft Office.
  • Perform financial record keeping.
  • Identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use information to solve problems.
Admission Requirements / Eligibility: 

For information regarding the Frederick P. and Violet Sharpe Scholarship, please visit the College's Foundation Office located on the fourth floor of the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services and Conference Center (Building L).

Degree-Specific Requirements

All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.

General Education Requirements: 

The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Business degrees require at least 15 credits total including at least three credits from each of the five areas below. For this program:

1. Civil Society & Culture: Complete one of the following:

2. Communication: Complete both of the following:

3. Computer Technology: Complete the following:

4. Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete one of the following:

5. Quantitative Literacy: Complete one of the following:

NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 18

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Fulfill the Required Core Courses for this program.

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information

Year Established: 
Program Code: 


Business and Computer Technology Division: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Diana Baran: 313-317-1583,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-326

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFC. Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor’s degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFC. Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available on the HFC Transfer Resources page. For additional resources and assistance with transferring, students are encouraged to work with HFC’s University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center). Students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to institutions such as:

Career Opportunities: 
  • Executive assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Office manager
  • Office supervisor
  • Administrative professional