Administrative Office Professional

What Is The Administrative Office Professional Program About?

General Background

Thank you for your interest in the Administrative Office Professional program at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC).

If you are interested in providing essential support in a variety of offices, you will be interested in this program. Today’s office management assistants handle many of the traditional managerial responsibilities for department heads, senior managers, vice presidents, and CEOs. For example, you may help with the following tasks:

  • hiring and overseeing support staff
  • managing financial resources
  • coaching and counseling
  • working directly with managers, and
  • resolving conflicts.

While responsibilities and duties vary in different types of organizations, the job requires these skills:

  • organizational, analytical, and clerical
  • initiative
  • flexibility
  • human relations
  • interpersonal communication, and
  • decision making and self-direction.

Related Electives Lead to Degree Emphases

Related electives provide an opportunity to concentrate on courses specifically designed to give students the opportunity to focus on various career paths: Human Resource Management and Web Administration. Internet research skills, web page development, support, and maintenance can be developed by taking related electives with a focus on computer technology. Students may take a variety of business administration courses that stress higher-level decision making.

Complete Certificates on the Way to a Degree

While you are working on the two-year associate of applied science degree, you can be completing several certificates as well: Office Software Specialist and Office Assistant. The course requirements closely follow those of the two-year program so that you are not duplicating your efforts. These certificates concentrate on basic skills needed for entry-level positions in business.

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