Administrative Specialist Program

Today's businesses have sophisticated equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, telephones, and video display projectors to name a few. Businesses everywhere need employees who can operate these machines efficiently and productively. The Administrative Specialist program at Iowa Central provides students the opportunity to learn and to improve the technical and communication skills that today's business offices demand.

Students learn to refine their spoken, written, and listening communication competencies. They have ample opportunity to work cooperatively and in team settings. In addition, they are encouraged to develop the work attitudes employers value most-dependability, initiative, follow-through, cooperation, and human relations.

In the technical skills area, students strive to increase their speed and accuracy at the keyboard and on the calculating machine, to apply business math concepts, and to learn general accounting principles. Students also develop the essential computer applications of word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and Web publishing. They are well prepared for Microsoft certification and placement in a business environment.

Potential Job Titles

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Admissions Clerk
  • Circulation Representative
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Clerk
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Records Keeping Assistant
  • Secretary

Career & Employment Outlook

Employment opportunities exist all over the United States as well as in other countries, in large and small organizations, and in the public and private sector. Some of the entry-level job titles for which the graduates of the Administrative Specialist program will be qualified are listed above.

With experience, graduates can move into specialized careers such as office manager or administrative assistant. For the person with the necessary skills and the needed motivation and drive, employment possibilities are unlimited.

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