Career Pathways - Office Clerk

Office Clerk

Career Technical Education
for Job Skill Development

Could working in an office be your career pathway?

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Office Clerk Career Pathways Certificate

Do you enjoy using computer programs?
Would you like to work as an administrative professional?
Are you interested in maintaining high standards of business etiquette and conduct?
Would you like your job to involve effective communication in person, on the phone, and electronically?

If you say yes, then working in an office setting could be your career pathway.


Students who complete the Office Clerk Career Pathways Certificate are prepared for entry-level administrative support positions in industry or business. Skills acquired include:

  • Keyboarding with industry-appropriate speed and accuracy
  • Rules, procedures and techniques of maintaining/filing office records;
  • Current business etiquette techniques
  • Using Microsoft Outlook to manage business e-mail, calendars and contacts
  • Using business telephone systems effectively
  • Editing and creating professional-quality documents using software programs in the current version of Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

Students develop their professional attitude and project management skills and may choose to continue on to earn a one-year certificate and/or an associate degree in the Administrative Office Professional program. The demand for office support personnel is high in both the private and the public sectors. Employment opportunities for full-time, temporary, and part-time office assistants are excellent in the metropolitan area.

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MHCC Faculty Advisers:

Robin Brush: 503-491-7174 - Room AC 2663
(Students with last name beginning A-F)

Brenda Houchen: 503-491-7431 - Room AC 2661
(Students with last name beginning G-N)

Anna Johnson: 503-491-7686 - Room AC 2662
(Students with last name beginning O-Z)

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