Business Office Administration
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The field of Business Office Administration 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 Administration Technology offers an Associate Degree in Business Office Administration 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
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.
The Business Office Administration AAS degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.
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