OBC Launches New Business Program
By Matt KraftyApril 2, 2013
Ohio Business College (OBC) is proud to announce a new associate degree program, Administrative Office Professional (AOP), available at the Sandusky and Sheffield Village locations. The two-year program is designed to teach students the office skills desired by employers, in addition to the computer skills necessary to excel in today’s business world. Students who graduate with this degree will be prepared to succeed in a variety of job capacities, including administrative assistant, office manager, executive secretary, or customer service representative.
The Administrative Office Professional degree programs in Sandusky and Sheffield Village will help students develop necessary technical skills at the same time they are learning exactly what it takes to operate effectively in an office environment. Throughout the training, heavy emphasis is placed on gaining expertise in a host of software applications, while also developing decision-making and interpersonal skills critical to the professional world. The coursework for the program includes classes in computerized accounting, project management, word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, business law, interpersonal communication, help desk essentials, administrative office procedures and more. Finally, Administrative Office Professional majors participate in an externship in their final quarters of study. The externship provides the student with an opportunity to gain experience working in their field, under the combined supervision and evaluation of both a cooperating local business and Ohio Business College.
Jackie Marshall, Director of Education for Tri-State Educational Systems, Inc. (parent company of OBC), explained this program is a great opportunity for students to train for a career they can use. “The benefits of this program,” she explained, “are that it will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level positions in an office of any size and type (service, merchandising, or manufacturing).” Marshall pointed out the AOP program exists out of a desire to graduate students who are immediately prepared to move into a professional setting. “After some research, OBC determined that the business community was in need of students trained in the general operation of their business office,” she said. “As a result,” Marshall pointed out, “the AOP program offers general office theory, basic general education, and practical, hands-on training in computer software applications.”
Businesses seeking qualified, professional employees to assist in the day-to-day operations of an office should seriously consider hiring graduates of the Administrative Office Professional associate degree program at Ohio Business College. The AOP program is also a great fit for businesses who wish to enhance the skills of their existing employees. Classes are enrolling now for Spring Quarter, which starts April 1st.
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