Program of Study

Office Administration majors will use the computer to learn/improve touch keying skills and to master Microsoft Office software applications such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Students also study specific office skills such as records management and accounting.


Careers Available

Jobs are available in virtually any industry or business field, from Fortune 500 companies to cruise ships; from manufacturing facilities to malls; from boutiques to chain stores. Some of the titles you may see are Administrative Assistant or Office Assistant, Staff Assistant or Human Resources Assistant, Accounting Assistant.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Grammar and writing classes, computer applications, keyboarding and bookkeeping.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, computer skills, strong analytical decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, and critical-thinking skills. Honesty, reliability, flexibility, and the ability to maintain confidentiality, to multi-task, and to work well under pressure and without supervision are also important.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Office Administration Associate in Applied Science Day and Evening A25370 REVISED
Office Administration Diploma Day and Evening D25370 REVISED
Office Administration - Application Specialist Certificate Day, Evening, and Online C25370AS REVISED

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Office Administration Program, contact Elizabeth Martin, Department Chair, at 336.734.7323 or emartin@forsythtech.edu.