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Office Technology

Friday, July 19, 2024

UA-PTC Student

Office Technology

Get the technical and interpersonal skills you need for the best administrative assistant jobs! The Office Technology Program offers training in areas related to the fast-paced, diverse, and exciting Office Business Environment. Students will gain intensive, hands-on experience using the most widely used computer applications used in the industry, including: the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Power) as well as Quick Books.

Included in the AAS in Business, Office Technology Program option, is the opportunity to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams in Word and Excel without cost to the student. Students in the Office Technology program can also choose to take the MOS certification exams in PowerPoint and Access without cost.

Achieving the Microsoft Office Specialist certification gives our students the marketable skills necessary to set them apart in a competitive job market. A 2011 study by IT industry trade association CompTIA showed that two-thirds of hiring managers in the IT industry placed a high value on software certifications when choosing new hires.

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, students are immediately employable as:

  • Administrative Assistants
  • Administrative Support Staff
  • Account Managers
  • Accounting Clerks
  • Bank Tellers
  • Bookkeepers
  • Business Operations Specialists
  • Computer Application Specialists
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Insurance Claims Coordinators
  • Office Administrators
  • Office Clerks
  • Payroll Specialists
  • Real Estate Agent Receptionists
  • Sales Representatives

With additional training and education, students can obtain employment as the following:

  • Accountants Database Specialists
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Managers
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Legal Assistants
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Marketing Managers
  • Medical Office Assistants
  • Operation Analysts
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Stock Brokers

To obtain more information about the Office Technology program see an advisor or an Office Technology faculty member.

Programs of Study

For additional information, contact April Hearne at [email protected] or call (501) 812-2843.