Department of Business Administration
These programs provide course work to meet the educational and skill requirements for a variety of office occupations. The Administrative Assistant and the Medical Secretary degrees offer concentrated course work to prepare the student for immediate employment upon graduation. Both degrees have a common list of courses for semesters one and two. Upon completion of this list of courses, the student is awarded a General Office Clerk Certificate.
In the Administrative Assistant program, the student will take office management and office technology courses in the final year, receiving the General Secretary Tech-Prep Certificate after completing 53 credit hours and the Administrative Secretary Associate in Applied Science degree after completing 62 credit hours.
In the Medical Secretary program, the student will take specialized medical courses in the final year, receiving the Medical Secretary Specialist Certificate after completing 53 credit hours and the Medical Secretary Associate in Applied Science degree after completing 69 credit hours.
Tech-Prep students may receive up to 15 hours credit for bridge courses taken in high school.
Advancements in technology have changed the role and titles of the business office worker. Today's graduates are prepared for employment in the high-tech office as an administrative assistant, administrative secretary, executive secretary, executive assistant, senior secretary, and secretary.
The health care field is one of the fastest growing areas of today's economy. Highly skilled, qualified medical office personnel continue to be in demand for employment, with a projected growth of 8.9 percent by 2008. The Medical Secretary graduate may work in doctors' or dentists' offices, clinics, hospitals, public health facilities, nursing homes, insurance departments of corporations, or insurance companies. Specific jobs for the Medical Secretary graduate include medical secretary, office manager, medical transcriptionist, medical records clerk, and administrative assistant.
For printable copies of these degrees, please go to the Degree Information Sheets.
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