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Virtual Office Professional Major

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ENG124  College Composition
AOT130  Communication & Transcription Skills
AOT121  Keyboarding/Formatting
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
IMT122  Graphic Arts Design
AOT134  Form Design Essentials
BUS121  Business Administration
AOT127  Word Processing Microsoft Word
ACC121  Principles of Accounting
AOT128  DPT-Microsoft Publisher
ENT120  Entrepreneurship
MTH108  Explorations in Modern Mathematics
AOT226  Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel
AOT227  Administrative Procedures & Systems
ACC130  Business Law and Ethics
SOC225  Cultural Diversity
PSY121  General Psychology or SOC121 Sociology
ENT121  Entrepreneurial Marketing
COM122  Interpersonal Communications
AOT232  AOT Practicum
AOT236  Database Applications Microsoft Access
ENT221  Entrepreneurial Finance
ITD108  Microsoft Outlook

TOTAL CREDITS 67

The goal is that graduates will be able to work independently, use resources, make decisions and exhibit proficiency in the use of administrative procedures and information systems used in an automated office environment; apply practical knowledge and utilize technical skills such as keyboarding, voice recognition, proofreading, document production, integrated computer applications, graphic design/Web design, and the use of the Internet; demonstrate employable skills and professionalism through sound work habits, ethics and responsibility, and work globally; communicate ideas and information verbally and in written form; have computational skills for solving business problems and for making analytical judgments; acquire, organize and evaluate information for making decisions and solving problems in business environments.

If working from a fully-equipped home office, defining your own work schedule around your family obligations, not being tied to working in the typical 9-5 office, or avoiding the daily commute appeals to you, join one of the fastest-growing careers as a virtual office professional.

Low overhead and start-up costs, flexible scheduling and the ability to work from home are some of the benefits you can enjoy in this career. Trends in telecommuting, the growth of the Internet and corporate downsizing all have contributed to the growth of the virtual assistant business. You’ll provide administrative support to small businesses or consultants, or special project coordination for larger companies.

When you’re trained in the latest office software and emerging technologies, you’ll be a valuable part of any workplace team, whether you’re working in business, manufacturing, education, or government. Plus, you’ll be eligible to take industry-recognized certification exams such as Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Certified Administrative Professional (CAP), Organizational Management (OM), and Technology Applications (TA).

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of applied business in administrative office professional

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
The Microsoft Applications Professional One-Year Certificate is stackable to the administrative office professional degree or the administrative office professional – virtual assistant degree.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS WITH
Franklin University

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• schools
• hospitals
• government offices
• legal and medical offices
• from home as a virtual assistant

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A(N) 
• administrative assistant
• executive or personal assistant
• office manager
• virtual assistant
• freelancer
• real estate virtual assistant
• meeting planner
• desktop publisher
• graphic designer
• virtual meetings organizer
• clerical recruiter
• newsletter editor
• travel planner

PROGRAM-RELATED SCHOLARSHIPS 
Betty Jean Morford Scholarship
International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) scholarships

JOIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
International Association of Administrative Professionals – Canton Chapter

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 
Rene Eneix
Department Chair, Administrative Services and Office Applications
330-494-6170, Ext. 4876
reneix@starkstate.edu