Administrative ProfessionalAssociate in Applied Science (AAS)
Many organizations would be completely lost without the skilled secretaries and administrative assistants who work there. And far from being replaced by today’s sophisticated software and electronic gadgets, these employees are the office wizards who know exactly how to use high-tech tools to increase efficiency and productivity.
A Closer Look
Administrative professionals work to directly support an executive in a larger company, or they may act more as an office manager in a smaller operation. They perform general administrative and office duties, prepare correspondence, and maintain calendar systems for individuals and departments. They might also conduct research, prepare presentations, plan events, maintain inventories, and work with vendors.
Administrative professionals are usually great communicators, able to adapt to different personalities and work styles of the managers, executives, and coworkers they assist or work with.
What You'll Learn
Graduates of Mid-State’s Administrative Professional program are known for being adaptable and well prepared for today’s workforce. Students learn to prepare correspondence and work with customers, supervise the work of other clerical staff, prepare research reports, handle private or confidential records, and more.
The program emphasizes fundamental knowledge of software applications, customer service skills, and the expert operation of a variety of office technology and equipment. You’ll experience hands-on learning through clothing drives, organization of etiquette luncheons, and high-profile event planning.
- Administrative Professional
- Administrative Specialist
- Executive Assistant
- Legal Secretary
- Medical Administrative Professional
- Office Coordinator
- Research Assistant
The instructors in the Administrative Professional program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom. Meet our full-time faculty!
Sharon earned an MEd from National-Louis University and an MBA from Walden University. She has many years of office experience to share and a passion for technology. She keeps her skills current as an active member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Sharon also attends conferences and authors and edits software textbooks and other instructional materials for leading publishing companies.
“I enjoy getting to know my students and find it invigorating to see their skills and confidence evolve through the many hands-on opportunities available.”