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Office Administration & Technology

If you’re wanting the skills and training needed in the rapidly-changing business and office environment, Chemeketa’s Office Administration & Technology program is for you. Our program has both one-year certificate and two-year degree programs to fit your needs.

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Why choose Office Administration & Technology?

The Oregon Employment Department forecasts strong job growth for administrative assistants and office workers. Chemeketa offers in-class and online options to upgrade your skills and begin your career.

What will you learn?

Students in Office Administration & Technology learn professional office management and administrative skills. You will produce effective documents and coordinate processes essential to the success of your employer.

See the information below for more details.

What will you do?

You will develop the skills necessary to influence business office operations, manage office employees, and support supervisors as an executive assistant.

  • ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE

    This degree prepares you for positions in administrative support. You will learn how to –

    • Create and proof quality business documents using office software and equipment
    • Follow professional business guidelines and standards
    • Store, retrieve, distribute and manage office information
    • Use computer, computation, communication and critical thinking to accomplish tasks, enter data and solve problems
    • Apply knowledge of the internal organization and management of an office
    • Work by yourself and on a team

    See Course Sequences for more information.

  • ACCOUNTING ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE

    This degree option prepares you for office positions that focus on bookkeeping. You will receive basic manual and computerized bookkeeping training. You will also learn office skills provided in the Administrative Office Professional degree.

    See Course Sequences for more information.

  • Legal Administrative Professional Associate of Applied Science Degree

    The Legal Administrative Professional degree prepares you for a variety of administrative support roles in law firms and government.

    Students will acquire an understanding of concepts and terminology associated with the legal system, criminal law and juvenile justice, torts, consumer law, family law, individual rights/liberties, and contemporary issues.

  • MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE

    This degree prepares you for positions in medical offices. Because of the confidential nature of handling medical records in an office setting, a background check may be required for this program.

    You will learn how to –

    • Create and proof medical and other business documents using office software and equipment
    • Follow professional business guidelines and standards
    • Store, retrieve, distribute and manage office information
    • Use computer, computation, communication and critical thinking to accomplish tasks, enter data and solve problems
    • Work by yourself and on a team
    • Know the laws and ethics of healthcare workers

    See Course Sequences for more information.

  • VIRTUAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE

    This degree option prepares you for jobs where you provide remote office assistance from home or another office. Often virtual office assistants are self-employed and work as independent contractors. You will learn how to establish a business and legal requirements. You will also learn office skills provided in the Administrative Office Professional degree.

    See Course Sequences for more information.

  • OFFICE FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    This certificate allows you to concentrate on the skills of a receptionist, file clerk, document processor or similar position. You will learn to –

    • Create and proof business documents
    • Follow professional business guidelines and standards
    • Store, locate and retrieve information

    See Course Sequences for more information.

  • BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    This certificate prepares you to work in a number of office jobs. You will learn to –

    • Create and proof business documents using office software and equipment
    • Follow professional business guidelines and standards
    • Store, retrieve, distribute and manage office information
    • Use computer, computation and communication skills to accomplish tasks

    See Course Sequences for more information.

  • Legal Administrative Professional Certificate of Completion

    This certificate prepares you for administrative support roles in law firms and government. You will acquire an understanding of concepts and terminology associated with the legal system, criminal law and juvenile justice, torts, consumer law, family law, individual rights/liberties, and contemporary issues.

    This certificate is designed for individuals with prior administrative assistant experience who are seeking the necessary coursework and practical experience to work as legal administrative assistant.

    Certificate admittance is granted only through program faculty approval.

  • VIRTUAL OFFICE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    This certificate is if you have prior administrative assistant experience and want to learn to work as an independent contractor. Admission to the program is granted only through faculty approval.

  • BUSINESS SOFTWARE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    This certificate prepares you to use different office software programs. You will learn to–

    • Use a wide range of office software in different settings
    • Use computer, computation and communication skills to accomplish tasks

    See Course Sequences for more information.

  • Micro Business Operations Certificate of Completion

    This certificate will prepare individuals with the basics of operating a micro business and will focus on micro businesses that are owned and operated by one or two individuals. Core skills include:

    • Managing finances
    • Building a business plan
    • Marketing the business

    Due to the variety of potential micro business opportunities, the remaining coursework is customizable.

    Examples of micro businesses include:

    • Day care providers
    • Photographers
    • Food cart operators
    • Event planners
    • Cosmetologists
    • Contract workers
    • Cottage industry workers
    • Home-based online businesses