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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The program is designed to provide the student the knowledge and skills required for entry-level work as an office support specialist.  The program focuses on the development of both technical and professional proficiencies.  It will prepare students to preform basic office procedures sucha s good time management, maintaining a filing system and scheduling appointments.  The program will provide useful tools for positive communication with supervisors, co-workers and clients or visitors.

STUDENT PROFILE

Students entering the Office Support Specialist program should possess the following:

  • Basic knowlege of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and vocabulary
  • Pleasant personality and poise
  • Aptitue for office/computer skills
  • Ability to work well with people

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

After completing the Office Support Specialist certificate, students will be able to:

  • Prepare effective communications and distribue processed information
  • Prepare and maintain files, financial recors, and data entry
  • Apply technology to business administrative tasks
  • Manage organizational projects
  • Demonstrate teaming and collaboration and personal and interpersonal skills to develop effective working relationships

CAREER OUTLOOK

Office Support Specialist careers are some of the most adaptable and prevalent.  They are readily available across every industry and organization.  You'll use computer and clerical skills to assist with everyday office functions.  Professionalism is also key in offices support careers.

 

Job opportunities in business administration are on the rise.  The U.S. Department of Labor estimates an increase of 118,800 administrative assistant careers by 2024!  These are promising statistics for anyone interested in a career in business.  Our courses will make you be a marketable job candidate.