Southwestern College

Program Overview

The Virtual Office Professional is designed for: 1) People who want to promote and maintain all aspects of a small business on the Internet. 2) Individuals who want to work as virtual office and administrative support professionals. The basic program provides students with the skills and knowledge required to create and maintain a virtual (Web- and technology-based) business. Entrepreneurs and people involved in a variety of enterprises can learn to conduct their business online. The Virtual Office Professional - Intermediate program focuses on key skills required for positions that utilize virtual administrative support personnel, including executive assistants and office support specialists and provides further training in creating, marketing, and managing a virtual office. Topics include time management, workplace customization, evaluation of equipment and technology, communication methods that utilize advanced technologies, and business ethics. These virtual office professionals need strong computer and technology skills which can be acquired by completion of these certificate/degree programs. Students may take a career ladder approach in achieving all three levels of the program by completing the basic certificate, finding a job in the field, and continuing their education. They can then complete the intermediate certificate and the associate in science degree while continuing to work in the field.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Science Degree: Career/Technical

  • Virtual Business Office Professional

Certificates of Achievement

  • Virtual Business Professional
  • Virtual Business Office Support Professional

Career Options

Entrepreneurs and people involved in a broad variety of businesses acquire skills needed to conduct their business online. Entrepreneurs in almost any field can develop a larger base of clients by setting up and maintaining a virtual office/business. Other careers include virtual office assistant/receptionist, virtual office computer support specialist, virtual executive assistant, virtual secretary, virtual office manager/administrator, virtual office supervisor, virtual marketing assistant, and virtual web site support technician.

Contact Us

Silvia Cornejo, M.A.

Dean

Email: scornejo@swccd.edu

Phone: (619) 216-6755

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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