The Office Systems program prepares students to work in an integrated office environment of people, processes, and technologies. Job titles may include staff assistant, administrative assistant, office assistant, and secretary. These personnel use a variety of office technology and computer-based applications (word processing, electronic mail, desktop publishing, graphics, database, and spreadsheet). They support and help facilitate accurate communication and information exchange to internal and external customers on a timely basis.
Technical courses combined with general education courses in writing, oral communications, science, economics, mathematics and humanities prepare students for today's workforce and provide a basis for lifelong learning, a necessity for the workforce of the future.
Students may choose an office emphasis by enrolling in specific technical courses such as Legal Office Procedures, Medical Office Procedures, and Advanced Desktop Publishing. All program students must complete a supervised work experience in an office prior to graduation.
Program graduates are employed in professional offices, education, government, businesses, and industries. Graduates may choose to sit for the Certified Professional Secretary Examination.
Associate of Applied Science: