Office Management and Technology

Contact Info

Mr. Jim Davis, MBA, Business Instructor
Business Department Coordinator
School of Business, Aviation and Technology
Room 302C (ET) Engineering Technology Building
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont

Phone: 304.367.4188
E-Mail: james.davis@pierpont.edu

OVERVIEW OF THE OFFICE MANAGEMENT and TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

The work environment has undergone drastic changes in the past few years. Among these changes is the role of the administrative support person in the workplace. This role has expanded into one that is broader in scope and requires more critical thinking, organizational, and decision-making abilities than ever before. The administrative or medical assistant must also be proficient in major computer applications found in suite software, such as word rocessing, electronic presentations, spreadsheets, and database applications.  The two-year Office Management and Technology program provides students two areas of specialization from which to choose--Administrative Office Management or Medical Office Management.   Each specialization provides students with the updated skills and abilities that are expected of today's office support personnel.  

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS

The mission of the Office Management and Technology program is to provide individuals with quality academic, technical, and professional skills required for employment in the office environment.

Upon completion of the Office Management and Technology program students will: 

  • Possess the skills and knowledge to become highly competitive candidates for job openings and promotions within office management and related fields
  • Satisfy desired employer expectations in the skills and knowledge of communication, critical thinking, computation, human relations, and computer proficiency necessary for professionals in administrative assistant/office management fields
  • Possess the skills to achieve Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist certifications 
  • Be able to grow and adapt to changes in the workplace and technology
  • Have a successful work ethic
  • Possess the desire to continue self-improvement for liifelong learning

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROGRAM GRADUATES

Graduates of the A.A.S. Office Management and Technology program find employment in schools, hospitals, corporate settings, government, legal and medical offices.


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