Administrative Office Information Systems
Division of Business
As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved. Office automation and organizational restructuring have led secretaries and administrative assistants to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff.
Secretaries and administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. Secretaries and administrative assistants use a variety of office equipment, such as fax machines, photocopiers, scanners, and videoconferencing and telephone systems.
Many secretaries and administrative assistants now provide training and orientation for new staff, conduct research on the Internet, and operate and troubleshoot new office technologies. Secretaries and administrative assistants usually work in schools, hospitals, corporate settings, government agencies, or legal and medical offices.
Their jobs often involve sitting for long periods. If they spend a lot of time keyboarding, particularly at a computer monitor, they may encounter problems of eyestrain, stress, and repetitive motion ailments such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Almost one-fifth of secretaries work part time and many others work in temporary positions. A few participate in job-sharing arrangements, in which two people divide responsibility for a single job. The majority of secretaries and administrative assistants, however, are full-time employees who work a standard 40-hour week.
Educational Opportunities in Administrative Office Information Systems Careers at LCCC
Associate of Applied Business in Administrative Office Information Systems
Skills in office information systems are a must in order to keep an office running efficiently. Good communication and organization skills plus experience in current business software applications prepares students to interact positively with people, equipment and procedures.
Certificate of Proficiency in Office Assistant
This program is offered to certify job skills and to upgrade and enhance any business career.
Related Educational Opportunities at LCCC
Other Related Educational Opportunities through LCCC and its University Partnership
Kent State University
Bachelor of Business Administration- Business Management (Optional International Business Minor)
Kent’s Business Administration (major in Business Management) degree provides students with credentials that are important to getting that first job in business as an entry-level manager or manager trainee. Organizations of all sizes and types depend on and need managers, including the small corner store, large department stores, accounting firms, retirement homes, manufacturing firms, specialty businesses, or larger international businesses. The program is designed so that approximately three years of this partnership is LCCC coursework and the final year (33 semester hours) is Kent coursework. Kent courses are taught by Kent faculty either in person or via distance learning. Students can complete the business degree with a business management major in its entirety on LCCC’s campus.
International Business Minor Option
Global business is fast becoming an important part of the U.S. economy. The world that college graduates are facing will essentially be a triad of powers (the United States and, perhaps, Canada and Latin America; Europe; and Japan and its Asian neighbors) and a “borderless” world. This suggests a need to be trained for employment that will have international implications. Whether the student takes a major in business, fashion design and merchandising, the hard sciences, English or education, some training in global outreach, cultural diversity, and “business cultures” will be necessary. The International Business minor will introduce students to cultural issues of a broad, global nature.
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