Virtual Office Professional Major

If working from a fully-equipped home office, defining your own work schedule, or avoiding the daily commute appeals to you, join one of the fastest-growing careers as a virtual office professional.

Low overhead and start-up costs, flexible scheduling, and the ability to work from home are some of the benefits you can enjoy in this career. Trends in telecommuting, the growth of the Internet, and corporate downsizing have contributed to the growth of the virtual assistant business. You will provide administrative support to small businesses or consultants, or special project coordination for larger companies.

When you’re trained in the latest office software and emerging technologies, you’ll be a valuable asset to any workplace team, whether you’re working in business, manufacturing, education, or government.

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).

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
AOT127
Word Processing – Microsoft Word
ACC121
Principles of Accounting
AOT128
Desktop Publishing – Microsoft Publisher
ENT120
Entrepreneurship
MTH108
Explorations in Modern Mathematics
BUS121
Business Administration
AOT226
Spreadsheets – Microsoft Excel
AOT227
Administrative Procedures and Systems
AOT240
Virtual Assistant Fundamentals
ACC130
Business Law & Ethics
PSY121
General Psychology or SOC121 Sociology
SOC225
Cultural Diversity
COM122
Interpersonal Communications
AOT232
AOT Practicum
AOT236
Database Applications – Microsoft Access
ITD108
Microsoft Outlook

TOTAL CREDITS 60

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 design/Web design, and the use of the Internet; demonstrate employable 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.

Associate of applied business in administrative office professional

The Microsoft Applications Professional Career Enhancement Certificate is stackable toward the administrative office professional degree and the administrative office professional – virtual office professional degree.

Franklin University

  • schools
  • hospitals
  • government offices
  • legal and medical offices
  • from home as a virtual assistant
  • administrative assistant
  • executive or personal assistant
  • office manager
  • virtual assistant
  • freelancer
  • real estate virtual assistant
  • meeting planner
  • desktop publisher
  • graphic designer
  • virtual meetings organizer
  • clerical recruiter
  • newsletter editor
  • travel planner
  • Betty Jean Morford Scholarship
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) scholarships

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International Association of Administrative Professionals – Canton Chapter