Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science – 65 credits
Program contact: Division of Business/Computers & Information Systems, (815) 921-3101
The Office Professional Program allows students to focus on one of four areas of office administration: General office, medical office, legal office, or office software application professionals. Under the guidance of the Associate Dean of Business/CIS or Academic Chair, students will be able to tailor a program that meets their unique needs. Students may also meet with an academic advisor to develop an academic plan.
Graduates from the Program find jobs as administrative assistants, administrative secretaries, and office assistants in a variety of office settings.
The efficiency of any organization depends in part upon office professionals who are at the center of communications within the business. They process and transmit information to the staff and other organizations. Graduates of this Program will learn a wide range of skills using the latest computer technology.
Graduates of this Program are prepared for jobs in an insurance or healthcare office. Job responsibilities vary, and may include appointment scheduling, medical and general document preparation, meeting and event planning, handling receivables, and transcription.
Graduates of this Program typically perform administrative work in law firms. Areas in which they could become involved include bankruptcy, business and corporate litigation, criminal, divorce, and family law, wills, trusts, and estates, government law, trademarks and copyright law, personal injury and property damage, probate, real estate, and workers’ compensation.
|BUS-101||Introduction to Business||(3)|
|MGT-270||Principles of Management||(3)|
|OFF-121||Advanced Document Preparation and Design||(3)|
|OFF-222||Office Technology Practicum||(3)|
|PCI-106||Microcomputer Applications/Windows Based||(4)|
|PCI-206||Advanced Micro Appl/Windows Based||(3)|
Required Courses (12 credits):
General Education Electives (6 credits):
Students must select courses with at least two different prefixes to fulfill IAI General Education Core Curriculum requirements (example: ART, BIO, ECO, SOC, etc.)
Choose a 3 credit elective from BUS.