The department's mission is to provide industry-identified knowledge and skills to prepare students for entry-level careers within office administration and/or medical office administration fields. For individuals already employed within these fields, professional development can be obtained through the more advanced courses. The department offers a capstone internship program for all degree students. Transfer to four-year programs is possible.
This program was established as a day program, but the department has scheduled many (but not all) of the required courses during the evening, weekend, or on-line on a limited basis to try to accommodate students who work full time. Specific details can be obtained by contacting the department chairperson by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students within the program should contact the department chairperson to confirm course selection since the sequence of course requirements is important.
PSY107 (Group Dynamics) must be taken with OIM199 (Technology on the Move). These two courses are part of the Learning Community Clusters and should be taken near the beginning of the student's program.
Internships are offered for degree students during the last spring semester of their program. Students complete 140 hours over a 14-week period. Students do their off-campus internships on Tuesday/Thursday and can enroll in classes on the other days/evenings.