The Office Management graduate will focus on the following skills:
- Word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software
- Business and technical document keyboard and transcription
- Calculator, records management system, and multi-line telephones
- Manual and electronic accounting procedures
- Use of supervisory management principles and management tasks
- Personnel hiring, training, and evaluating
- Understanding of desktop publishing and computer graphics software
- Office communications and reports preparation
- Professional website creation and maintenance
The program also contains an internship that often leads to fulltime employment.
Office Management students are excited about the prospect of working in an office setting. Helpful prior training may include computer, keyboarding, English, and basic math; however, the first year of the program allows students without prior training an opportunity to learn these skills. An administrative office manager is often the center of an office, providing support and organization for other employees.
Office Management AAS degree opportunities exist for students who are enrolled in:
- Administrative Assistant diploma program (transfer in diploma and earn an AAS degree in an additional two fulltime semesters, plus internship)
- Legal Administrative Assistant or Paralegal (concurrent double major)
High school business courses are extremely helpful. The student should have a strong interest in working in a business setting and an aptitude for computer, English and basic math. Students who have completed the 32-credit Administrative Assistant diploma program may transfer into the Office Management program as a second-year student.