Computers are indispensable tools of the modern office. In our Administrative Office Technology/Accounting program, students learn how they’re used to manage an organization’s money, employees and more.
Students are introduced to the following concepts, software and skills as they master the clerical and administrative duties that keep an office humming:
- Computer hardware, software, peripheral devices and their roles in the information processing cycle
- Business math and its applications in accounting, financial analysis, inventory management, etc.
- Microsoft® Access®, Excel®, Outlook®, PowerPoint®, Publisher® and Word®, plus Google Apps™
- Create and update business documents, spreadsheets, databases, presentations and publications
By completing assignments comparable to tasks they’d encounter in any office, students learn to organize files, manage correspondence and purchase supplies or equipment. Building skills necessary to deliver presentations and plan everything from staff meetings to international trips are important elements of the program, too.
Students also study business law and ethics and explore entrepreneurship by developing business plans. Upperclassmen are encouraged to test their skills in the real world by securing internships or co-op positions with local companies.