Get the Skills to Become an Administrative Office Professional

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Administrative Office Professionals balance professional tasks, clerical duties, and more

Administrative Office Professional Program in Bangor, Maine

Administrative Office Professionals juggle multiple responsibilities as they support hectic offices and busy executives. Technology has changed the overall scope of work for administrative employees, often referred to as Secretaries, Administrative Assistants or Executive Assistants. Managers and supervisors are performing more of their own administrative tasks, such as typing memos and managing email. As a result of this shift, Office Assistants are swapping clerical duties for more professional tasks, such as managing processes, projects, and people.

The best way to see if Beal College is the right fit for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on the Administrative Office Professional Associate’s Degree program, class schedules, and financial aid options so that you can make an informed decision about your future. Get more info or Book a Tour.

Become Qualified in Office Administrative

The Administrative Office Professional Associate’s Degree program prepares students to be effective and efficient Administrative Professionals. This program blends traditional office skills, such as planning, supervising, organizing, bookkeeping, and document preparation with current computer technology and applications including keyboarding, word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and database management.

As a student in the Administrative Office Professional degree program you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Spreadsheets (introductory & advanced)
  • Word Processing (introductory & advanced)
  • Quickbooks for the Administrative Professional
  • Keyboarding
  • Office Procedures
  • Superior Customer Service
  • Database & Publishing Concepts
  • Ethics in Business
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Management Communications
  • Human Resource Management
  • General Education Courses

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Get Real-World Experience

You will complete a 160-hour externship at the end of your program. This opportunity provides you with valuable first-hand experience and connections, giving you confidence when you enter the workforce.

Diverse Career Prospects

Imagine the different positions that you could do with an Administrative Office Professional Associate’s Degree. There are many job opportunities, including:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Secretary
  • Office Manager
  • Executive Secretary
  • Administrative Secretary
  • Administrative Aide
  • Administrative Associate
  • Executive Administrative Associate
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Administrative Technician
  • Clerk Typist
  • Department Secretary
  • Staff Assistant

Administrative Office Professionals Are Needed to Fill Many Roles

As an Administrative Office Professional, you’d be expected to know technologies and software that are essential to managing an office. Administrative Office Professionals operate office equipment such as fax machines, photocopiers, scanners, phone systems, and video conferencing equipment. They have to be proficient with computers, using software for word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and other applications.

Administrative Office Professionals take care of a number of other duties, including:

  • Performing routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files
  • Greeting visitors or callers and handling their inquiries or directing them to the appropriate person
  • Opening, reading, routing, and distributing incoming mail or other materials and answering routine letters
  • Composing, typing, and distributing meeting notes, routine correspondence, and reports

Interpersonal and communication skills have become another critical component because an Administrative Office Professionals must interact with global customers and various levels of senior management. Organizational and problem-solving abilities are also essential.

Is a Rewarding Career as an Administrative Office Professional Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming an Administrative Office Professional and exploring if this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

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