The AAS degree in Office Administration includes a combination of courses and practical experiences concerning communication skills, accounting, generally accepted office procedures, and in-depth knowledge of most of the commonly used software in today’s modern offices including Microsoft Office and QuickBooks. Graduates in this program are prepared to work as office administrators, administrative assistants, secretaries, word processors, accounting assistants, bookkeepers, cashiers, tellers, and in other related occupations depending on the area of specialization.
Students can obtain an Administrative Assistant one-year certificate and/or a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Office Administration.
Students may choose to begin in the Administrative Assistant Certificate because most certificate programs are THEA exempt. However, students are still asked to take a reading, writing, and math test. These tests are given by the Testing Center at WCJC.
If a student successfully completes the Administrative Assistant Certificate and decides to continue with the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Office Administration, the certificate courses will transfer to the AAS degree.