The Office Administration degrees offered at SPC are technical degree programs targeted toward students planning to enter the workforce upon completion of their degree.
The degree plans in Office Administration are designed for students interested in the flow of information in the office, from creation to processing to storage. The office administration curriculum is designed to provide students an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for office and customer service positions in every imaginable industry and sector.
Available degrees within the Office Administration program include the Associate of Applied Science degree as well as three certificates of proficiency.
In this degree program, students will receive extensive training in Microsoft Office applications, composition and editing, accounting, and interpersonal office procedures/management.
Graduates will approach their interviews with confidence when looking for a new employment opportunity or when advancing within their existing company. Input from an advisory committee of local business professionals ensures the office administration programs offered by SPC keep pace with the changing needs of business.
Associate Degree and Certificate Options
Students seeking an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Office Administration will be required to complete 60 semester hours of selected course work that provides the skills, knowledge, and aptitudes necessary for career success.
The Certificates offered within the Office Administration umbrella include the Certificate of Proficiency, the Advanced Certificate in Office Administration, and the Office Administration Customer Service Representative Certificate. All of the certificate programs are TSI waived and are not subject to the TSI regulations as long as students follow the required degree plans.
Office Administration is a growing area of employment and the foreseeable job outlook is favorable. Administrative assistants and customer service representatives work in every kind of office setting and well-qualified applicants can have their choice of fields or industries in which to work. There’s a continual demand for high-tech, global workers who possess initiative, the ability to change, and who have a sincere interest in their work. New and more sophisticated equipment and facilities demand greater skills and knowledge from employees working to today’s business offices.
Individuals with a combination of related work experience and experience using computer software applications to perform word processing and create spreadsheets should have the best job prospects. Of particular note, employment in customer service positions is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
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Scholarships are available for students enrolling in many of our majors. A list of scholarships is below.
To apply, students must submit a scholarship application by the March 1 deadline.
Applicants must indicate their intended major area of study on the scholarship application
in order to be considered for these scholarships.
Some programs require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores with the application as required for college-wide scholarships.
Applications are screened by a departmental scholarship committee.
All scholarship awards are subject to availability of funds.
Upon completion of the POFI 2301 and POFI 2340 courses, students may obtain MOS Certification in Microsoft Word by successfully completing the certification exam.