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Program Length

12 weeks / 216 clock hours

Certifications

These certifications can be earned based on student performance.

  • MOS: Associate
    • MOS: Excel
    • MOS: Word
    • MOS: PowerPoint
    • MOS: Outlook

Business Office Associate Program

The Business Office Associate Program is comprised of a series of Microsoft Office and Business Skills classes specifically chosen to prepare our students for that job role. A Business Office Associate directly supervises and coordinates the activities of clerical and administrative support workers. They also plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.


Business Office Associate Program Details

Microsoft Office

Master the capabilities and features of the most widely used productivity suite in the world: Microsoft Office. Learn the fundamentals and advanced features of each application. This course will also introduce you to the fundamentals of Windows 10 to best utilize Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system.

This course includes select content from the following publicly scheduled courses.

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

Business Soft Skills Foundations

Proper communication skills and business etiquette will take you far. Our Business Soft Skills Foundations course covers those important topics as well as time management. Learn how to understand communication barriers, make a great first impression, and how to best structure your day for success. The fundamentals of Accounting from financial statements to identifying and controlling costs will also be covered.

This course includes select content from the following publicly scheduled courses.

  • Grammar Essentials
  • Business Writing
  • Email Etiquette
  • Communication Strategies
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Business Etiquette & Professionalism
  • Time Management

Accounting Essentials

Our Accounting Essentials course covers the fundamentals of accounting from financial statements to identifying and controlling costs. Learn about operating leverage and what factors influence pricing among many other accounting basics.

This course includes select content from the following publicly scheduled courses.

  • Accounting Essentials

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Career Opportunities

After successfully completing one of our programs, you may qualify for the following career opportunities.

  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Customer Service Supervisor

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Administrative Assistants is projected to grow 8 percent through to 2024.


Common Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements, presentations, and other documents using Microsoft Office and Adobe desktop applications
  • Design and maintain filing system
  • Maintain office budget and track all expenses
  • Schedule meetings and track executive schedules
  • Order supplies for department employees
  • Direct or coordinate the supportive services department of a business, agency, or organization
  • Prepare and review operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Set goals and deadlines for the department

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