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Virtual Office Professional Major

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ENG124  College Composition
AOT130  Communication & Transcription Skills
AOT121  Keyboarding/Formatting
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
ENT120  Entrepreneurship
MTH108  Explorations in Modern Mathematics
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
AOT232  AOT Practicum
AOT236  Database Applications Microsoft Access
ENT221  Entrepreneurial Finance
ITD108  Microsoft Outlook

TOTAL CREDITS 67

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.