Secretarial Science (Ladies)

This course of study prepares students to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries. Students will be challenged to develop a proficiency in office procedures and skills, business software, and financial management.

At Hyles-Anderson College, you will encounter an 8:1 student-teacher ratio, making your professors available to help you reach your personal goals. Your teachers not only are experts in their fields, but they also set a solid Christian example and lead the way both academically and spiritually.

Rebekah Brooks gains relevant experience while working in a busy office on campus.

While attending the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, students learn from pulpit preaching, invitations, baptismal services, funerals, weddings, business meetings, and much more. Each student studies the varied, successful ministries of the First Baptist Church and has the opportunity to be involved in these ministries, which include the following:

  • Church planting
  • Truck stop ministry
  • Sunday schools
  • Choirs
  • Discipleship
  • Orchestra
  • Reformers Unanimous
  • Deaf ministry
  • Bus ministry
  • Blind ministry
  • Soul-winning visitation
  • Jail ministry
  • Spanish work
  • Rest home ministry
  • Youth work
  • Developmentally challenged ministry


Old Testament Survey This course is a foundational survey of the Old Testament. The purpose, distinctives, characteristics, and broad outline of each book are presented to give a grasp of the entire Old Testament.

English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).

Personal Evangelism This course provides an emphasis on the man, methods, message, and means of evangelism, and it includes a careful study of the Spirit-filled life of the soul winner as well as the work.

Bible electives (2 credits)

Life Skills A course covering a variety of topics including finances, study skills, health, critical-thinking skills, time management, life planning, and more.

Christian Womanhood I A Bible-based course covering basic concepts and philosophies of women in Christian ministry. Biblical expectations and practical applications of key Scriptures pertaining primarily to women and the ministries in which they are involved are explored and discussed.

Electives (3 credits)
Child Psychology The development of the child to adolescent age, including the physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural, social, moral, and spiritual phases of life, is studied.

Speech Basic principles of public speaking with a special emphasis on pulpit and platform techniques are taught.

New Testament Survey This foundational survey of the New Testament covers the author, background, and purpose, as well as a broad outline of each book to give a grasp of the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on the beginning, purpose, place, and instructions concerning the New Testament Church.

English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).

21st-Century Missions

Women in Christian Ministry This course focuses on the practical challenges, opportunities, and demands a Christian lady faces in whichever ministry she is serving. Various and strategic areas of self and service are practically addressed in context of her relationship with Jesus Christ.

Personal Finance This course, presented with a Biblical view of money and finances, trains students to handle financial matters, including the basics of setting up a family budget, dealing with credit, types of insurance coverage, and bank accounts.


Systematic Theology I A study of the Bible doctrines of the Trinity, the Church, Heaven, and Hell.

Baptist Principles and Preachers A course covering the foundational beliefs of Baptists and the leaders of fundamental, independent Baptists in America.

English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).

Beginning Keyboarding I This course, which is designed to teach proper techniques of keyboarding, places emphasis on rhythm and speed.

Secretarial Procedures I This study emphasizes training in secretarial duties and office procedures and gives valuable training through experience in actual business problems.

Philosophy of Education This study places Christian education in its proper perspective with an emphasis upon its historical and philosophical developments. The course also emphasizes the philosophy behind the methods and goals of Christian education.
Systematic Theology II A study of the Bible doctrines of salvation, sin, man, angels, and Satan.

Business Communications A course that emphasizes the proper construction of letters, memos, and emails. Phone communication is also included.

Electives (2 credits)

Beginning Keyboarding II This course, which is designed to teach proper techniques of keyboarding, places emphasis on rhythm and speed. Minimum keyboarding speed requirement: 40 WPM

United States History I The history of the United States from the pre-Columbian civilizations to 1877, studying the political, social, and economic developments of America.

Bible electives (3 credits)


Advanced Keyboarding I This course is designed to further develop the proper techniques of keyboarding, as well as the typing of business letters, forms, reports, and documents.

Secretarial Applications This course, featuring “on-the-job” training in various office situations, includes office procedures and general secretarial skills.

Microsoft Office

Credits toward minor (3 credits)

Church and School Finance Prime emphasis is given to the methods and means used in running the financial affairs of successful churches and schools, including the preparation of the budget and the control of expenditures in order to balance them with the operational budget.

Microsoft Excel

Electives (2 credits)
Women of the Bible A study of various women in the Bible examining their faith, spirituality, strengths, weaknesses, values, qualities, ethics, and ultimate successes and/or failures in God’s prescribed role for their lives.

Advanced Keyboarding II

Quickbooks A basic course introducing students to the various applications of QuickBooks.

Nursery and Child CareThe students gain practical, supervised experience in baby care, safety procedures, nursery organization, teaching the youngest of preschoolers, and being the face of Christianity to the general public by taking the online nursery course, by completing and using various projects as they help to lead groups of children, and by practicing their baby-care techniques in the nurseries of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.

Credits toward minor (9 credits)


Editing and Proofreading This course is designed to help the student put into practice the basic tools of grammar. Emphasis is given to usage, punctuation, and general observational skills.

Advanced Keyboarding Applications

Credits toward minor (10 credits)
Secretarial Seminar
(one semester) Supervised work in an office is done at the college.

For more information, please consult the college catalog.

You may also contact the Academic Office at 219.365.4031, ext. 1210.