Office Administration

Thank you for your interest in Office Administration. The program is not currently accepting new students. Please visit our Business Administration degree program where you may specialize in Office Management or earn a certificate in Office Management.

What You Will Learn

You will learn a balance of both technical and soft skills. Some of these skills include using software to manage files and appointments, budgeting and purchasing office supplies, using best practices in customer service, and maintaining an efficient and positive office environment. Office administration coursework emphasizes keyboarding competency, word processing applications, grammar and editing techniques, file transcription, record management, and medical and legal terminology and office procedures. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • evaluate and use appropriate oral and written communication for an office environment; this will include use of proper spelling, grammar, and solid sentence structure when speaking and writing business correspondence 
  • integrate computer applications to create professional deliverables; you will be expected to select appropriate software to produce documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and complete Internet research
  • identify, differentiate, and assess the appropriate procedures to follow in your perspective office environment; this will include knowledge of the terminology used in the industry (e.g.. legal or medical) to properly create, format, and/or transcribe perspective documents

Office administrators find careers in a variety of office settings, including medical coders, financial clerks, executive and administrative assistants, information clerks, and receptionists.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

Learn how to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workforce from our team of professional instructors. The office administration program hosts an annual Administrative Professionals’ Summit, where students attend to gain professional development, networking opportunities, and faculty insights into the career. You will also have the option to complete over 160 hours of hands-on work-based learning as credit towards your office administration degree.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

Administrative and Executive Assistant Careers and Average Salaries

Office environments are continually changing, creating a demand for highly skilled administrative assistants that can ensure office operations run smoothly and effectively. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach for detailed office administration career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

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