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Welcome to the Office Administration Department

The Office Administration curriculum provides students with increased knowledge of specialized

areas of office procedures and techniques. The specialized curricula prepare students with marketable skills to meet their individual requirements, current demands, and future needs of the business world. 30 words per minute keyboarding speed is a prerequisite for all Office Administration one-year certificates and AAS degrees.

ACC's Office Administration program will provide you cutting-edge training from instructors knowledgeable in the latest industry technology and practices. We also offer several flex-entry computer courses that allow you to learn at your own pace without structured lectures.

About the Career

Administrative assistants oversee the essential activities that allow businesses to operate efficiently. Using computer technology, administrative assistants may manage appointments and travel, office files and correspondence, equipment and supplies, printing and reproduction, among other duties. Administrative roles vary, depending on the type of employer. Some administrative assistants opt to specialize in medical or law offices.

What skills do I need?

Administrative assistants must be able to:

  • Demonstrate expertise in business-related technology and software
  • Establish effective relationships with many different people
  • Demonstrate analytical, detail-oriented, flexible skills
  • Coordinate several activities at once

What can I expect to earn?

Salaries for administrative assistants vary, depending on experience, specialty, and type of employer. Salaries may range from $22,000 to $28,000 for an administrative assistant and $36,000 to $48,000 for an office manager.

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