SUNY Jefferson

Office Technologies - Administrative Assistant AAS

Program Highlights

  • Program Type: Career
  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Personal Interests: Organization, clerical
  • Skill Building: Business support, word processing, communication
  • Career Options: Business, government
  • Program Code: HEGIS 5005

Seek a career business office setting

Jefferson’s Office Technologies-Administrative Assistant A.A.S. program is designed to prepare you for administrative and clerical support roles in virtually all business and office settings.

You will learn so many tasks that will make you very valuable to your current or future employer, from composing correspondence, preparing itineraries, recording meeting minutes, collecting data and performing research, generating reports, maintaining budgets, applying accounting principles, and supervising and training office employees.

This program offers:

  • Solid foundation of office and administrative tasks
  • Hands-on practice with software you’ll need for on-the-job success
  • Excellent internship opportunities to make connections
  • Education that leads to managerial opportunities

 

Prepare for an administrative role in any business

Work in the business world by providing assistance to executives by coordinating and directing office services, such as staff assignments, records management, budget control, and special management studies.

Specific careers include administrative assistant, office manager, executive secretary, and other administrative professional positions. A growing number of administrative assistants share in managerial and human resource responsibilities and handle computer applications for presentations, spreadsheets, and database management.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in the administrative, office, and clerical support category is one of the largest occupational areas. Opportunities for you are best with extensive software application knowledge.

 

Become an expert in an office setting

Complete the Office Technologies-Administrative Assistant A.A.S. degree and you will be able to:

  • Draft business correspondence, which includes letters, interoffice memos, forms, reports, and tables
  • Create travel itineraries and expense reports for management
  • Use of a variety of prevailing Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Publisher, and Outlook
  • Develop communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, emphasizing managerial and leadership ability as well as team work
  • Prepare a resume and cover letter, completing an application and communicating effectively in a job interview
  • Assess business situations from a manager’s perspective

 

Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
admissions@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Monday—Thursday
Extended hours on Tuesday evenings until 6:00 p.m
8:00 a.m.— 12:30 p.m. Friday

 

Start work right away or continue on

Although the program is designed to prepare you to enter the workforce after completing the associate's degree, many of our graduates choose to pursue a bachelor's degree. Jefferson has partnered with some select academic institutions and developed transfer agreements that can help you transfer smoothly.

Another formal agreement exists with Jefferson-Lewis BOCES to offer credit for an Office Technology course: OFC 245 Medical Terminology.

 

Degree requirements for Office Technologies - Administrative Assistant A.A.S

Effective Fall 2014

Office Technologies Requirements (20 credit hours)
Office Technologies Requirements (20 credit hours) Credit Hours
OFC 122: Intermediate Keyboarding1 2
OFC 126: Business Communications 3
OFC 211: Administrative Software Applications 3
OFC 222: Integrated Business Applications 3
OFC 225: Administrative Support Services 3
OFC 226: Administrative Correspondence 3
OFC 275: Office Technologies Internship 3
Accounting and Business Requirements (21 credit hours)
Accounting and Business Requirements (21 credit hours) Credit Hours
ACC 100: Office Accounting or
ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1
3
BUS 116: Applied Business Mathematics2 3
BUS 125: Managing Information in the Workplace 3
BUS 160: Spreadsheet Applications 3
BUS 228: Administrative Office Management 3
Business Elective (Chosen from ACC, BUS, ECO and OFC) 3
Business/CIS Elective (Chosen from ACC, BUS, CIS, ECO and OFC)3 3
Liberal Arts Requirements (21 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Requirements (21 credit hours) Credit Hours
ENG 101: Research and Composition 3
STA 151: Public Speaking or
STA 161: Interpersonal Communication
3
Liberal Arts Electives4 6
Science Elective4 3
Science or Math Elective4 3
Social Science Elective4 3

Total Credit Hours 62

 

Advising Notes:
Advising Notes:  
1In order to meet the requirements for OFC 122: Intermediate Keyboarding, students must have completed OFC 121: Beginning Keyboarding, or pass a proficiency exam. The proficiency exam will be scheduled by the Business Department prior to the beginning of classes each semester. Students will be required to pass a timed writing and complete a variety of business documents using Microsoft Word.  
2May substitute appropriate mathematics course.  
3Students must take OFC 157: Professional Development Seminar (1-credit) in the semester prior to their internship. This course, along with OFC 121: Beginning Keyboarding (2 credits) will fulfill this elective.  
4Students planning to transfer to a SUNY school are encouraged to meet with their advisor to review appropriate selection of SUNY General Education courses. Transfer students should select one Natural Sciences elective, one Mathematics elective, and one Social Science elective from the approved General Education course listing. In addition, students should use the two Liberal Arts electives to select courses from two different categories under the remaining General Education requirements: American History, Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations, The Arts, and/or Foreign Language.  

 

Program contacts

Stephanie Pierce

Assistant Professor of Office Technologies
spierce@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-6588

Dawn Robinson

Assistant Professor of Business and Business Department Chair
drobinson@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2486