Office Administrative Assistant Professional
This course of study prepares individuals to manage and distribute information effectively and efficiently in a department or office setting. Students will take courses that will introduce the “soft skills” needed to interact professionally with management, coworkers, and clients to provide quality service. Students will acquire technical skills that will assist in the delivery of accurate information with quality and in a timely manner. They will also enhance their written and verbal communication skills as well as develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, learn how to organize and communicate confidential and time sensitive material, and learn how to operate office equipment and become proficient in a variety of software applications. This program encourages students to be lifelong learners and appreciate the continued technological advances that are apparent in the office environment.
- Estimated Length of Program: 2 years
- Credential Awarded: Associate in Science in Office Information Technologies
Office administrative assistants are seen as part of the management team and ensure the efficient operations in an office or a healthcare facility. Responsibilities interacting with customers or patients, managing calendars, preparing reports, and training support staff. Students customize their program for an administrative office or medical career path. Courses in this program include keyboarding, office procedures, general business, Microsoft Office, health information technology, and "soft skills" for career readiness.
Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Office Information Technologies will be awarded.