Today’s office system professional needs to have a wide range of technology skills from creating documents to mail-merging to desktop publishing and more. Whether students are training for a first-time job or wishing to advance their skills, the program provides extensive training in all areas of the profession. The program offers a tiered learning approach, whereby you can build upon skills learned and earn multiple certificates on a path to an Associate in Applied Science degree.
In our office systems program, you may:
- Earn a certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree
- Choose from several specialties, including administrative assistant and application specialist
- Receive extensive training in common office tasks using standard equipment and software found in many different offices
- Well-trained administrative assistants and office systems specialists are needed in almost every type of office setting.
- The National Career Clusters Framework created a tool to help you find a career that suits your interests and skills. Our program is part of the Business Management & Administration career cluster.
In-district high school students can get started while still in high school. This program has a study guide to outline a pathway from certain high schools into our office systems program.
- The application specialist certificate teaches software application and basic office skills needed for an entry-level position.
- Our administrative assistant certificate builds upon those skills, adding a second layer focused on further enhancement of interpersonal and more software application skills.
- The degree is the final tier of the program, where, upon completion, students will have gained enhanced business communication skills, an understanding of business procedures and standard business documentation.
Students interested in pursuing a degree or certificate in office systems are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor for course and career planning.