Business Education and Office Administration
Admission Requirements and Curriculum
Business Education and Office Administration Program Information
As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office
professional has greatly evolved. Office automation and organizational restructuring
have led secretaries and administrative assistants to assume responsibilities once
reserved for managerial and professional staff. Many secretaries and administrative
assistants now provide training and orientation for new staff, conduct research on
the Internet, and operate and troubleshoot new office technologies. In spite of these
changes, however, the core responsibilities for secretaries and administrative assistants
have remained much the same: Performing and coordinating an office’s administrative
activities and storing, retrieving, and integrating information for dissemination
to staff and clients.
Secretaries and administrative assistants are responsible for a variety of administrative duties and must possess technological skills to run an organization efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; manage projects; conduct research; and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web sites, and e-mail. They also may handle travel and guest arrangements.
NOTE: The Guided Pathways Curricular Maps contain all the elements required for degree/certificate completion. However, courses may be offered or taken in other semesters so long as prerequisites are met. Additional options for elective courses are available. Please see Degreeworks for allowable substitutions. Courses may be available days, nights, hybrid, and online. Sample maps for part-time attendance may also be available. Please see an advisor.
Curriculum: Program of Study
Pathway Maps: Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant
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Program Contact: Kathy Sides
Office Phone: 256.352.8126
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