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Office Administration

Associate Degree Program

As the business office relies increasingly on technology, companies need a well-trained, take-charge person to ensure that daily tasks are handled quickly and efficiently. Strong office administration skills are highly sought after in all business environments, including government, non-profit, and corporate.

In Delaware Tech’s Office Administration program you will learn administrative support and office administration skills and develop strong organizational and computer skillsets that are the foundation of any business. While you sharpen your hands-on skills in word processing, electronic file management, multimedia communication methods and specialized computer software applications, you will also develop expertise in communication and human relations, ensuring a rewarding career with the proficiencies necessary to work successfully with others. Students in this program are placed in an internship position within the business community where they can apply their knowledge and gain the valuable work experience that employers seek.

This program is offered at the Georgetown Campus.

What Can You Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:

  • Office Administrator
  • Secretary
  • Office Clerk
  • Office and Administrative Support Professional
  • Office Manager
What Will You Earn

Competitive starting salaries range from $18,000 - $28,000.

What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Produce the documents necessary for a functioning business office.
  2. Exhibit the skills to produce a keyboarding timing that meets the minimum State requirements.
  3. Integrate office-related skills to function in a professional manner within the workplace.
  4. Use diverse research methods and information sources to complete a variety of business documents.

Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.

Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree? 

This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See a program advisor for details!