A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
Administrative Professional/Coordinator: schedules appointments, communicates effectively in person, on the phone, and in writing, prepares agendas, takes minutes, coordinates events, organizes travel plans, maintains confidentiality, uses software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, personal information management, desktop publishing, and databases.
Event Coordinator: plans and organizes special events including product launches, incentive programs, banquets, meetings, conferences and conventions; pays attention to detail and has good communication skills.
Front Desk Coordinator: manages the company’s lobby area; greets and directs all visitors, including vendors, clients, job candidates and customers; ensures completion of paperwork, sign-in and security procedures; handles special administrative projects as well as overflow work from department and executive assistants; depending on the size of the firm, also may answer incoming calls.
Office/Facilities Manager: coordinates various office support services, including purchasing and facilities management. Requires strong communication skills and some accounting knowledge. May include supervision of office administrative staff.
Project Coordinator: works with internal and external parties to organize the various components needed to initiate, run and conclude projects. Duties include coordinating schedules and activities, placing orders for supplies and services, and tracking progress and results. Requires excellent communication skills and extensive knowledge of database and project management software. Often reports to product development, project management or marketing executives.
Virtual Assistant: works virtually to provide office support services such as making customer contacts, writing reports, editing documents, setting up and maintaining databases, handling billing and bookkeeping, and updating websites.
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.
• Executive Assistant
• Office Manager
• Team Leader
• Administrative Professional Certifications, such as certification for the Administrative Professional and IAAP
• All software courses assist in preparing students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams.