Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

AAS Degree

Credits Required for Graduation: 60

Program Description

The Office Administration curriculum prepares students for employment in administrative support positions in word processing, banking, advertising, public relations, government agencies, travel bureaus, real estate and related office occupations of all kinds. Special emphasis is placed on current computer applications such as word processing, data processing, spreadsheets and desktop publishing using a personal computer ( we do not support or use Apple products).

Employment Opportunities

Office administrative assistants, perform clerical, administrative and organizational tasks that include making appointments, typing documents, filing and answering the phone. Many office administrative assistants also make travel arrangements and act as a filter between the public and their boss. In smaller companies, office administrative assistants may be responsible for coordinating the entire office’s activities and providing information to management, staff and customers. Some take on duties once handled by managers and professional staff members, especially in small businesses. These tasks may include negotiating with vendors, conducting research and managing projects.

Program Plan