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 two concentrations: Accounting Assistant and 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 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.