Virtual Office Professional Major
Associate Degree Course Sequence
SSC101 Student Success Seminar
ENG124 College Composition
AOT130 Communication & Transcription Skills
ITD122 Computer Applications for Professionals
IMT122 Graphic Arts Design
AOT134 Form Design Essentials
BUS121 Business Administration
AOT127 Word Processing Microsoft Word
ACC121 Principles of Accounting
AOT128 DPT-Microsoft Publisher or AOT238 Web Design for Office Prof
AOT226 Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel
AOT227 Administrative Procedures & Systems
ACC130 Business Law and Ethics
SOC225 Cultural Diversity
PSY121 General Psychology or SOC121 Sociology
ENT121 Entrepreneurial Marketing
COM122 Interpersonal Communications
AOT234 AOT Special Topics
AOT236 Database Applications Microsoft Access
ENT221 Entrepreneurial Finance
AOT108 Microsoft Outlook
AOT107 Digital Technologies
TOTAL CREDITS 71
If working from a fully-equipped home office, defining your own work schedule around your family obligations, not being tied to working in the typical 9-5 office, or avoiding the daily commute appeals to you, join one of the fastest-growing careers as a virtual office professional.
Trends in telecommuting, the growth of the Internet, and corporate downsizing have all contributed to the growth of the virtual assistant business. Virtual office professionals provide administrative support to small businesses, consultants, or special project coordination for larger companies. Typical career opportunities include administrative professional, executive and/or personal assistant, real estate virtual assistant, online assistant, meeting planner, travel planner, desktop publisher, graphic designer, clerical recruiter, newsletter editor, virtual meetings organizer, and virtual office assistant.
Low overhead and start-up costs, flexibility of schedule, and ability to work from home are some of the benefits virtual office professionals enjoy.
The goal is that graduates will be able to work independently, use resources, make decisions and exhibit proficiency in the use of administrative procedures and information systems used in an automated office environment; apply practical knowledge and utilize technical skills such as keyboarding, voice recognition, proofreading, document production, integrated computer applications, graphic designs/Web design, and the use of the Internet; demonstrate employability skills and professionalism through sound work habits, ethics and responsibility, and work globally; 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.