Associate Degree in Administrative Office Management

General

Program Description

The Administrative Office Management program is an associate degree program that prepares students to assume positions as office managers, supervisors, or as assistants to top executives.

During the first year of the program, the student will develop skills for entry-level office employment. First-year classes emphasize technology, proofreading and editing, document formatting, filing, machine transcription, human relations, and computerized 10-key. Technology will play a big role in the expected 9 percent increase in administrative support occupations between 2006 and 2016. Therefore, the program also emphasizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics skills using a Windows operating system.

During the second year, students will develop administrative skills necessary to participate as part of the management team. Office management personnel assist in planning, organizing, and controlling the information related activities and in leading or directing people to attain the objectives of the organization. They may handle a wide range of daily responsibilities including the supervision of support services. In the final semester of the program, students will complete a review course to prepare them for the Certified Professional Secretary exam.

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Related Careers

  • Secretary and Administrative Assistant, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
  • Document Management Specialist
  • Executive Secretary and Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Receptionist and Information Clerk
  • First-Line Supervisor of Office and Administrative Support Workers
  • Office Clerk, General
Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive community college serving the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury, which have a combined ... Read More

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive community college serving the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury, which have a combined population of about 180,000. A nine-member Board of Directors provides governance for Western Iowa Tech Community College. The board members are elected from the nine districts in the six-county service area... Read less