Office Administration (OAM)
View the required classes for the Office Administrator degree program.
Creativity, initiative, responsibility, willingness to meet a challenge, and the
desire to produce perfect work—these are some of the characteristics of a
good office administrator. The efficiency of any organization depends upon
the caliber of its assistants who are at the center of corporate communications.
They perform the wealth of administrative and clerical responsibilities crucial
to organizational efficiently.
Students in the Office Administration degree program are assigned the types of tasks encountered in a business
environment and they learn to work independently to accomplish a variety of assignments.
Skills acquired include:
- typing and speed writing by utilizing a multi-tape system,
- advanced word processing techniques such as merge and boilerplate, database management,
and spreadsheet applications,
- fundamentals of problem solving,
- and develop specialized skills using calculators and transcribers.
With the high-tech skills secured in the Office Administration 2-year program, the successful office
administrator can excel in the business office and may also find it a stepping stone
toward a managerial position!
- Create and prepare business documents using a variety of software programs.
- Demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal communications in the management of a professional office.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the accounting cycle.
- Apply principles of records management in the filing, maintenance, retrieval, and disposition of business records.
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards applicable to the business environment.
- Manage workflow utilizing computer, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills.