Administrative Office Professional

With skills in information management software and office technology, you will find tremendous opportunities and career choices at just about any workplace. You will acquire a strong background in technical and interpersonal skills and learn to function as an integral part of work groups and management teams. Graduates will obtain abilities and skills that allow other career paths including computers, desktop publishing, administration, human resources and management. Many courses in this program are web-enhanced or web-delivered and as a variety of day, evening, and Saturday class sessions are offered.

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to take industry-recognized certification exams such as Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Certified Administrative Professional (CAP), Organizational Management (OM), and Technology Applications (TA).

In addition, Stark State offers a one-year technical certificate 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.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE COURSE SEQUENCE

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
ENG124
College Composition
AOT130
Editing, Proofreading & Language 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
AOT129
Keyboarding Skill Building
AOT128
Desktop Publishing – Microsoft Publisher
AOT132
Records Management
MTH108
Explorations in Modern Mathematics
AOT226
Spreadsheets – Microsoft Excel
AOT227
Administrative Procedures & Systems
ACC130
Business Law & Ethics
SOC225
Cultural Diversity
PSY121
General Psychology or SOC121 Sociology
ACC121
Principles of Accounting
COM121
Effective Speaking
AOT232
AOT Practicum
AOT236
Database Applications – Microsoft Access
ITD108
Microsoft Outlook

TOTAL CREDITS 60

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 employable 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 Administrative Professional (CAP) examination are eligible to receive credit toward an associate of applied business degree in administrative office professional, subject to the review and approval of the appropriate department chair.

Associate of applied business in administrative office professional

One-Year Certificate

The one-year certificate program is for non-degree-seeking students. However, students 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.

Career Enhancement Certificates

Franklin University

  • schools
  • hospitals
  • government offices
  • legal and medical offices
  • administrative assistant
  • executive assistant
  • office manager
  • virtual assistant
  • Betty Jean Morford Scholarship
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) scholarships

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International Association of Administrative Professionals – Canton Chapter