The Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Assistant prepares students to enter into the workforce as professional office workers in a variety of areas in today’s work force. The program has three concentrations: Accounting Assistant, Office Technology, and Medical Office Technology.
According to the US Department of Labor Statistics, office and accounting clerks and medical administrative assistants are listed in the top 30 careers for 2010-2020. This fast-growing field offers career opportunities for both women and men.
The Accounting Assistant concentration prepares students to learn about various areas of the business world. Students will learn accounting principles, business concepts and financial accounting concepts.
The Medical Office Technology concentration prepares students with the necessary skills to enter into one of the fastest growing careers as a medical biller, coder or medical administrative assistant. Students will work in the medical office of the 21st Century where career opportunities are abundant because of the great demand in healthcare services.
The Office Technology concentration prepares students to use the Microsoft Office application at work. Students learn spreadsheet software and how to design and program databases using a microcomputer database management package.
Students also have the opportunity to receive Microsoft Office Specialists (MOS) certification, almost mandatory in today’s job market.
Students who complete this program will be able to obtain entry level employment as administrative assistants, office managers, trainers, marketing support representatives, desktop publishers, and data entry operators.
Students will learn software application skills to produce a variety of business correspondence through the use of Windows and Microsoft Office.
The curriculum also includes keyboarding, desktop publishing, business communications, office procedures, human relation skills, presentation skills, writing effective business correspondence, and managing electronic and manual filing systems.
Increased awareness of the 21st century office, change mastery and the diverse, global office environment are also emphasized.