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).


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


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

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International Association of Administrative Professionals – Canton Chapter