- Instructor(s): Wendy Vonhold; Joan Graves; Marie Chapman
- Category: Business & IT
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.
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
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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)
Diploma or HSE; Social Security Card; Interview; Proof of MMR vaccination
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Shirley Reddick came to REOC with a past full of health issues and personal problems. She knew she needed to make a change and she did! She enrolled in and completed the REOC Office Assistant program and is now more positive about herself than she has ever been before.
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Sam Sanders was in a terrible car accident that left him unable to stay in the career he had been in for 30 years. He was told he would be unable to walk and didn’t see how he could change careers much less care for himself. His ACCES-VR counselor told him about REOC.
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Dana Johnson was working full-time when she started the REOC. She knew that it may be difficult to juggle work and a full-time school schedule but she knew that she needed to get the training to move her into a career in health care. She is now employed full time as a fulfillment manager…
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