B&SC Code: OITT
CIP Code: 52.0401
New York HEGIS Code: 5005
Available online in all states
Information technology has revolutionized the office environment. Electronic correspondence, the internet, mobile devices, and virtual/wireless technology has revolutionized all businesses and industry, at home and abroad. As advances in technology continue, business minded individuals need to be prepared to use technology to advance within their chosen career field. This program of study is designed to prepare students for clerical, support and administrative assistant positions in all areas of business, from professional offices to public institutions, and government agencies. Students will become proficient in state of the art office technology and equipment, workplace procedures, document processing and design, and communication skills. Students will be able to utilize innovative technology to enhance and improve office procedures, in addition, students will develop the interpersonal, decision making and analytical skills required in dealing with workplace problems and situations. This program combines a well- balanced academic program with expert administrative and computer instruction to give students the diversified educational training and background needed to hold positions of importance in many areas of the business world.
Graduates of this degree plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:
- Utilize current and innovative office technology in the operation of the virtual workplace and/or office environment.
- Employ key financial, managerial, marketing, relational and ethical business principles as it relates to the office environment and the global economy.
- Utilize higher level organizational, interpersonal and technical skills to successfully implement required office practices and procedures.
- Utilize advanced computer technology applications in the office environment to improve work-place efficiency.
- Assess current business related technologies and resources to enhance professional administrative productivity.
- Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
- Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
- Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
- Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
- Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.