The job of an administrative professional combines organizational and people skills with an expertise in information processing and office technology. Administrative professionals work with customers, perform general administrative/office duties, develop and prepare correspondence, conduct research, prepare presentations and events, process and transmit information, and assist others within the organization. The efficiency of any organization depends, in part, upon the administrative professionals who are at the center of communications.
The Administrative Professional program provides you with up-to-date training for today's high tech office and also provides a strong background in customer service and office-related skills and knowledge. In this program students learn to be efficient and effective office employees through the application of business procedures (proofreading, telephone messaging, managing records, arranging meetings and travel, communicating, researching, etc.) and software skills (word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentations, electronic calendars, and databases). During the final semester in the program, you'll gain valuable work experience in a local business office while completing your administrative professional internship.
As an administrative professional, you will be employed in one of the largest and fastest growing occupations. Potential careers are available in diverse settings such as education, government, insurance/investment, industrial/manufacturing, legal, medical and service organizations.
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