Office Information Systems
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Offered through Business, Management and Technology
@ Florissant Valley
This program will prepare you for administrative or secretarial roles within any business environment. These kind of positions often perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties that are necessary to efficiently run an organization. They use computer software to create spreadsheets, manage database and prepare presentations, reports and documents. They also may negotiate with vendors, buy supplies and manage stockrooms or corporate libraries. Secretaries and administrative assistants also use videoconferencing, fax and other office equipment. Specific job duties vary by experience, job title and specialty.
The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.
Important qualities of an office administrative assistant
- Decision making skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants often prioritize tasks and make decisions on their employers’ behalf, so good judgment is essential.
- Interpersonal skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants interact with clients, customers, or staff. They should communicate effectively and be courteous when interacting with others to create a positive work environment and client experience.
- Organizational skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants keep files, folders, and schedules in proper order so an office can run efficiently.
- Writing skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants write memos and emails when communicating with managers, employees, and customers. Therefore, they must have good grammar, ensure accuracy, and maintain a professional tone.
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Faculty and Staff
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Hands on Experience
This program features dedicated labs and classrooms, and one-to-one equipment ratio, the optimal experience for skill development. Students are Microsoft certified in the first semester.
Students will gain skills that are easily transferable to a number of business environments and industries.