The new role of administrative assistant is more than filing and answering the telephone. Administrative assistants are also in charge of maintaining the office’s efficiency by organizing meetings, tracking paper and electronic files, preparing research reports, and overseeing budgets. Planning and managerial skills are essential for today’s administrative assistant.

The Administrative Office Technology program prepares the student to meet the challenges presented in all levels of advanced organizations. Employers are seeking out assistants with high potential and critical thinking abilities. Employment is available in most industries, as well as online as a virtual assistant.

Skills essential in any office setting are part of the program:

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, desktop publishing and data base management
  • Customer relationship management
  • Document preparation
  • Information processing and reporting

Students planning to continue their studies at a four-year institution after completing this program will work with their advisors concerning transferability of credits.

Accreditation:
The Administrative Office Technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Associate Degree in Applied Science
66 semester hours

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Note(s): IST 225 Internet Communications can be taken in place of CPT 295