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).
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.
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.