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OCC Adds New Office Administration Certificate and Degree

Olney Central College is introducing a new Office Administration Certificate and Degree.

Through the one- and two-year programs, students will attain the skills needed for utilizing office technology, creating presentations, developing databases, designing newsletters, setting up telephone and web conferences and creating spreadsheets. Students will study Microsoft Office applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing and other communication technologies. In addition, they will take Microsoft certification exams in Word, Excel and Access.

“The program qualifies graduates for entry-level office positions and can lead to supervisory positions,” said Instructor Amie Mayhall.

Mayhall said the certificate and degree will expand OCC’s already extensive office-related programs, which include Medical Coding, Microsoft Office Specialist, Medical Office and the newly introduced Human Resource Assistant Degree.

Office Administration provides a course of study devoted entirely to preparing students to work in a general office setting, which Mayhall says will fill a need in the community.

Mayhall noted the certificate’s curriculum is the same as the first-year coursework for the Human Resource Assistant Degree, giving students the option of earning either the Office Administration or the HR Degree with two additional semesters of study.

A majority of the classes will be available online to meet students’ scheduling needs and many courses are transferable if students wish to continue their education at a four-year institution.

For more information about the Office Administration Certificate and Degree, contact Mayhall at mayhalla@iecc.edu. To register for the program, contact 618-395-7777. Fall classes start Aug. 21.

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