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About the program

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers.  It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace.

With a degree in Office Administration, you will have the qualifications to work as an administrative assistant to a single individual, a small group, or a large department or organization.  You will also be qualified to be an office manager and to supervise other administrative assistants, or own your own business as a provider of information processing services.

Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics. Emphasis is placed on non-technical as well as technical skills.

What can I do with a degree in Office Administration?

Many of our graduates work in office settings in both the public sector and private businesses. They are known for their expertise using computer programs such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other Microsoft Office programs.  Employment opportunities include:

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Office Manager

  • Information Processing Service Provider

How long will it take me to complete the program?

The program is a two year associate degree program.  It may be slightly longer if you need to take remedial (brush-up) courses in Math and English.

Is financial help available?

HCC offers many scholarships, loans, grants, and/or work study opportunities to help students meet their tuition and other school expenses.  Your advisor or a financial aid officer can explain to you the options available and help you with applications.

For more information, please contact:

OST Program Head:
Deborah Boone
Phone: 252-536-6377
Building: Phillip W. Taylor Complex
Office: 377
Email: dboone201@halifaxcc.edu

 

Program Completion Guide

Associate's Degree

Diploma

Certificate