Nature of Work
As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the administrative professional has evolved greatly. Office automation and organizational restructuring have led administrative professionals to assume greater responsibilities that were once the responsibilities of managerial and professional staff. In spite of these changes, however, the core responsibilities for administrative professionals have remained much the same: performing and coordinating an office's administrative activities and storing, retrieving, and integrating information for dissemination to staff and clients.
Administrative professionals perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; manage projects; conduct research; and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, web sites, and e-mail. They may also handle travel and guest arrangements.
Administrative professionals held about 3.9 million jobs throughout the United States in 2012. Administrative professionals work in organizations of every type. Approximately 60 percent work in service-providing industries, including health care and social services, education, government services, and science and technical services. The employment of administrative professionals is expected to increase by 12 percent nationally through 2022.
Credentials You Can Earn
- Nonrefundable application fee ($25)
- Tuition ($89 per credit hour)
- Accident Insurance Fee ($4 per term)
- Campus Supply Fee ($40 per term)
- Instruction Fee ($55 per term)
- Parking Fee ($20 per term)
- Campus Safety Fee ($25 per term)
- Registration Fee ($50 per term)
- Student Activity Fee ($30 per term)
- Technology Fee ($105 per term)
Throughout the Program
Textbooks (Approximately $3,623 for the associate degree program, $2,622 for the diploma program, $542 for MS Word Application Professional, $859 for Administrative Support Assistant, $715 for MS Excel Application Professional, and $952 for MS Office Application Professional)
These expenses are based on costs in effect at the time this catalog was published. Prices are subject to change.
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