Office Administration prepares students for employment as administrative office personnel with skills in office management, office finance, and customer service.
The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers. It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace.
Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communications, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics. Emphasis is placed on non-technical and technical skills. Students learn about office management, workplace ethics and diversity, records management, computer applications, keyboarding, web design, and basic accounting.
With appropriate work experience, graduates may apply for certification as a Certified Professional Secretary® (CPS®) or a Certified Administrative Professional® (CAP®) through the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).
After completing computer applications courses, students are eligible to apply for certification in the areas of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation graphics.
- Office Administration, AAS
- Office Administration Diploma
- Office Administration General Office Certificate
- Office Administration General Office Certificate Pathway
- Office Administration Software Application Certificate
Please see the catalog for more information about the degree option in this curriculum.
Graduates of the office administration program at Catawba Valley Community College receive an Associate in Applied Science degree. This degree qualifies students to be employed as administrative assistants, data entry clerks, receptionists, and office managers. These types of positions are in many organizations including governmental agencies, school systems, retail establishments, insurance companies, small businesses, and industry. Job classifications range from entry-level to supervisor to middle management.
Office Administration (Hybrid or Totally Online)
Office Administration General Certificate
This certificate can be earned in two semesters by taking three classes per semester.
- OST 131-Keyboarding
- OST 136-Word Processing
- OST 164-Office Editing
- OST 132-Keyboarding Skill Building
- OST 181-Office Procedures
- OST 184-Records Management
Office Administration Software Applications Certificate
This certificate can be earned in two semesters by taking two classes per semester.
- CIS 110-Introduction to Computers
- OST 136-Word Processing
- CTS 125-Presentation Graphics
- CTS 130-Spreadsheet
These are also available for Career College Promise Pathway's.
Please check the Semester Schedules when fall and spring become available.