Office Administration involves organizing various tasks associated with business management.
Office administrative positions include:
- Office Clerks
- Front Office Assistants
- Administrative Assistants
- Secretaries, Administrative Secretaries and Executive Secretaries
A general office clerk's responsibilities include typing, data entry, faxing, preparing mailing lists, filing, stuffing envelopes, sorting checks, taking inventory, delivering messages and running errands.
Administrative assistants have greater responsibilities than those of general office clerks, including:
- Scheduling appointments and meetings
- Organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files
- Managing projects
- Taking notes at meetings
- Preparing reports or drafting letters
- Training employees
- Conducting research
- Maintaining basic financial records such as payroll
Administrative assistants or secretaries are often promoted to clerical supervisors or managers, serving as the liaison between the clerical and managerial staff. Responsibilities may include:
- Coordinating and allocating staff assignments or duties
- Evaluating staff performance
- Coordinating training
- Writing and enforcing staff policies
- Employment is found in both public and private sectors.
Data Entry Keyers**
Certificate of Completion in Office Technology: $1,593*
Certificate of Completion in Business Technology Specialist: $ 2,023*
Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Technology: $5,430*
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* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.
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