Office Support Specialist

  • Instructor(s): Wendy Vonhold; Joan Graves
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Program Description

The Office Support Specialist program is designed to prepare students for entry-level secretarial, administrative assistant office and general office clerk positions utilizing 21st century office skills.

Secretaries, administrative assistants, and office clerks perform a variety of clerical and organizational tasks that are necessary to run an organization efficiently. They use computer software to create spreadsheets, compose messages, manage databases, and produce presentations, reports, and documents. They also may negotiate with vendors, buy supplies, manage stockrooms, are involved with event planning, and get data from various sources.

Upon graduation, students can take the Microsoft Office Certification test. Additional course requirements include financial literacy, job readiness training, and digital literacy skills.

CAREER OUTLOOK
Employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Many job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Those with work experience, particularly experience using computer software applications to do word processing and create spreadsheets, should have the best job prospects. ¹

Complete Career Outlook
¹ BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK, 2016-17 EDITION, SECRETARIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS, ON THE INTERNET AT HTTP://WWW.BLS.GOV/OOH/OFFICE-AND-ADMINISTRATIVE-SUPPORT/SECRETARIES-AND-ADMINISTRATIVE-ASSISTANTS.HTM (VISITED NOVEMBER 27, 2016)

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