Due to the automation of administrative functions, there are tremendous opportunities and career choices for administrative office professionals with skills in information management software and office technology.
Administrative office professionals are required to have strong technical and interpersonal skills and function as an integral part of work groups and management teams in work environments. Skills acquired in the administrative office technology degree program create paths to other careers in computers, desktop publishing, administration, human resources and management.
The administrative office technologies department utilizes alternative delivery methods. Many courses are Web-enhanced or Web-delivered. Day, evening, Saturday and once-a-week sessions are offered.
The goal is that graduates will be able to organize work areas, use resources, make decisions and exhibit proficiency in the use of office procedures and information systems used in automated office environments; apply practical knowledge and utilize technical skills such as keyboarding, transcription, speech recognition, proofreading, document production, integrated computer applications, records management, and the use of the Internet; demonstrate employability skills and professionalism through sound work habits, ethics and responsibility, and work in individual, team and group settings; communicate ideas and information verbally and in written form; have computational skills for solving business problems and for making analytical judgments; acquire, organize and evaluate information for making decisions and solving problems in business environments.
Students who are enrolled at the College for at least one semester and who have passed the Certified Professional Secretary CPS) examination are eligible to receive credit toward an associate of applied business degree in administrative office technology, subject to the review and approval of the appropriate department chair.
Stark State offers a one-year certificate program in administrative office professional for non-degree-seeking students. Students selecting the certificate program may apply credits earned in this one-year program to the associate degree program if they decide to pursue it. They will be awarded a certificate in administrative office professional upon completion of the courses listed.
Some of these courses may require prerequisite knowledge or skill. Refer to the course descriptions and/or check with the department chair of administrative office technologies.
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