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Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science (CIP 52.0401)

The Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science Program is designed to prepare students to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries and related occupations. Students compose, key, format and process documents (correspondence, reports, tabulations and forms); compile, proofread, edit and correct documents; operate dictation/transcription equipment and computers; use word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation and communication software; receive, distribute and sort incoming mail; prepare outgoing mail; perform basic mathematical functions; operate office equipment; perform records management duties; communicate with others in person, in writing and by telephone; and perform receptionist duties. Students also receive instruction in business ethics, principles of business law, office procedures, public relations and accounting. Students are provided experiences and instruction needed to satisfy initial employment requirements for administrative assistants and secretaries.

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