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
- 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.
- Produce the documents necessary for a functioning business office.
- Exhibit the skills to produce a keyboarding timing that meets the minimum State requirements.
- Integrate office-related skills to function in a professional manner within the workplace.
- 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 will be able to do as a graduate, regardless of your program of study. You will acquire these core competencies through general education courses and program-specific coursework. You will be expected to use relevant technology to achieve these outcomes:
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
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!
The following Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP): Accounting, Entrepreneurship, General Business, Hospitality Management, Management, Marketing, and Office Administration.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching.