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  • Office Technology

    Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, and online courses.
    Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time.
     

    • Administrative Assistant — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
    • Office Support — Diploma (48 credits)
    • Office Assistant — Certificate (30 credits)
    • Software Applications — Certificate (16 credits)
    • Computer Skills — Certificate (10 credits)

About the Program

Today many companies view information as the way to gain a competitive edge. As a result, administrative assistant positions are becoming more important and more technology based. To be successful in today’s technical environment, excellent skills in oral and written communication, business knowledge and software/hardware knowledge are a necessity. The Office Technology program encourages an active, hands-on learning environment that helps you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for tomorrow’s job market. You will learn tools to encourage both professional and personal growth.

Transfer

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Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Potential Job Titles

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  • Administrative Assistant
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Receptionist/Information Clerk

Salary Data

Administrative Assistant
Average Wage: $19.36/hour
Top Earners: $26.19/hour

Human Resource Assistant
Average Wage: $18.99/hour
Top Earners: $24.31/hour

Receptionist/Information Clerk
Average Wage: $14.46/hour
Top Earners: $19.33/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - www.iseek.org

Learning Outcomes

Administrative Assistant - AAS 60 Credits

  • Demonstrate knowledge to create, name, edit, format, store, send, attach, and print typical business documents.
  • Demonstrate the use of a spreadsheet program to analyze, organize, and chart data and present numeric data.
  • Use a database management system to create and edit tables, queries, forms and reports.
  • Make use of a presentation program to create, edit, and enhance presentations suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use.
  • Develop the keyboarding speed and accuracy necessary for employment.

Office Support - Diploma 48 Credits

  • Demonstrate knowledge to create, name, edit, format, store, send, attach, and print typical business documents.
  • Demonstrate the use of a spreadsheet program to analyze, organize, and chart data and present numeric data.
  • Use a database management system to create and edit tables, queries, forms and reports.
  • Make use of a presentation program to create, edit, and enhance presentations suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use.
  • Develop the keyboarding speed and accuracy necessary for employment.

Office Assistant - Certificate 30 Credits

  • Demonstrate knowledge to create, name, edit, format, store, send, attach, and print typical business documents.
  • Demonstrate the use of a spreadsheet program to analyze, organize, and chart data and present numeric data.
  • Develop the keyboarding speed and accuracy necessary for employment.

Office Technology- Software Applications - Certificate 16 Credits

  • Demonstrate knowledge to create, name, edit, format, store, send, attach, and print typical business documents.
  • Make use of a presentation program to create, edit, and enhance presentations suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use.
  • Develop the keyboarding speed and accuracy necessary for employment.

Office Technology Computer Skills - Certificate 10 Credits

  • Demonstrate knowledge to create, name, edit, format, store, send, attach, and print typical business documents.
  • Make use of a presentation program to create, edit, and enhance presentations suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use.
  • Develop the keyboarding speed and accuracy necessary for employment.