Administrative Office Technology
Train to enter a field that's in high-demand and highly important to a company running smoothly
As one of the largest occupational areas in the United States, highly trained office professionals are in high demand, and that includes the Oklahoma City metro area. The Administrative and Legal Office program teaches business administration skills, training on office machines, customer service, communication techniques and legal terminology.
Graduates of the program will emerge with the confidence and ability to navigate an office workspace. They will be able to establish a rapport with clients and colleagues, proofread and pay attention to the small details that make a big difference, multi-task effectively, and work independently or as part of a team.
This program opens up career possibilities to students as administrative assistants, customer service representatives or legal office secretaries.
About this Occupation
Success in this career is shaped by a desire to work in an administrative office support position, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate in a professional manner and to establish a rapport with clients and colleagues, proofreading skills, attention to detail, time management skills, the ability to multi-task effectively, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.
Median salary for administrative assistants, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Learn from Experienced Instructors
Mary Stambaugh is an Administrative Office and Medical Office Technology instructor at the Reno Campus.
Suzanne Wright is an Administrative and Legal Office instructor at the Rockwell Campus.
Paula Yanik teaches Accounting and Legal Office at the Reno campus. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in accounting at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, and a Master of Education in Adult and Community Education at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. She is a registered Certified Public Accountant, and holds the following certifications: Vocational Certification from the University of Central Oklahoma, Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications in Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, and multiple Brainbench Certifications, and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Paula was named the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education New Professional of the Year in 2007. Paula previously worked at Arthur Andersen & Company, and at Kerr-McGee Corporation.