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OFFICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS/APPLICATIONS

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The study of Office Information Systems is a field within the School of Business that provides concepts and skills requisite for contemporary work environments where the emphasis is on team building and technology.

The role of secretary, receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, and transcriptionist has been changing rapidly due to the downsizing of companies and major shifts in the philosophy of the work ethic.

Students learn traditional secretarial skills, mastery of office technology and computers, communication techniques, and how to assume responsibility for their work by exercising initiative and sound judgment.

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The study of Office Information Systems is a field within the school of business that provides concepts and skills requisite for contemporary work environments where the emphasis is on team building and technology.

The role of secretary, receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, and transcriptionist has been changing rapidly due to the downsizing of companies and major shifts in the philosophy of the work ethic.

Students learn traditional secretarial skills, mastery of office technology and computers, communication techniques, and how to assume responsibility for their work by exercising initiative and sound judgment.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available for the office information systems major. Some require a certificate of achievement and most require an associate in science degree: receptionist, secretary, legal secretary, clerk typist, word processor, office clerk, medical office assistant, legal assistant, medical transcriptionist, legal interpreter/translator, bilingual office personnel, data entry clerk, and administrative assistant. Many entry-level positions are available in business, industry, education, and government for students with good organizational and communication abilities.

Virtual Office for Small Business Owners/Entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs and people involved in a broad variety of businesses acquire skills needed to conduct their business online. By completing the Virtual Office Professional—Basic Certificate, entrepreneurs in almost any field can develop a larger base of clients by setting up and maintaining a virtual office/business. The following list includes several majors offered by the School of Business, Professional & Technical Education at Southwestern College that can be enhanced by the addition of a Virtual Professional—Basic (or higher) certificate. The geographic area served by these businesses can expand to the national, international, or global level. These majors include: accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, computer desktop support/technician, computer programming/database, eCommerce/eBusiness, event and convention planning, financial services, hospitality and tourism, insurance, international business, logistics and transportation, legal assisting/paralegal, medical/coding/medical insurance, real estate/real estate loan processing, translation/interpretation services, travel and tourism, web design/development, as well as virtual office professional.


Virtual Office and Administrative Support Professionals.
The following list is a sample of the career options available for individuals who focus on virtual office skills. Most of these career options require a certificate or an associate degree; some require a bachelor’s degree: 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 website support technician.

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