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Business Office Applications
The field of Business Office Applications is a dynamic and exciting career. The administrative professional is a vital team member of business professionals who work closely with CEOs, department managers, administrators, and other personnel in a business office environment.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor, has forecast that this occupation is expected to be among those with the largest number of new jobs. This handbook indicates that opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of business software applications. Administrative assistants today perform fewer clerical tasks and many are performing the roles of information and communication managers.
The Business Office Applications Technology offers an Associate Degree in Business Office Applications with an Administrative Assistant major that will enable students to acquire advanced software and keyboarding skills as well as management and team-building skills. Students will participate in office simulations and an office internship that will prepare them to become an integral part of any office management team. These skills will enable a graduate to assume responsibility without direct supervision, display initiative, exercise judgment, and prepare business communications documents.
Business Office Applications offers the following certificates:
- Office Specialist
Professional certifications and specializations are becoming increasingly important as business continues to become more global. Research by the U.S. Department of Labor and International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) report many employers seek candidates with professional designations such as Certified Administrative Professional, Certified Professional Secretary, Microsoft Certified Business Application Specialist, and Certified Bookkeeper.