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Information Technology for Administrative Professionals-A.A.B.

DESCRIPTION: The Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology for Administrative Professionals provides students with the opportunity to learn current business developments that shape administrative functions. Students use the most current versions of business software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing and visual presentations. In addition, students learn the fundamentals of accounting, automated records management, business communications and resource management. Requirements articulate fully with the Desktop Publishing certificate; contact an advisor for more information. The degree is available at the Ashtabula, Salem, Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses.
Secretaries and administrative assistants held more than 4.3 million jobs in 2008, ranking it among the largest occupations in the U.S. economy.

Secretaries and administrative assistants are employed in organizations of every type. The field has elevated from taking dictation and making coffee to one of assuming major responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. In a number of organizations, secretaries and administrative assistants work in teams to work flexibly and share their expertise. Secretaries and administrative assistants usually work in schools, hospitals, corporate settings, government agencies, or legal and medical offices. Virtual assistants work from a home office.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Minimum 61 credit hours. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and in major.


ACCREDITATION: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

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