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Lamar State College - Port Arthur Business and Technology

Business and Technology

Office Administration Program


The Office Administration Program incorporates the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in the business world. Topics cover time management, human relations, filing procedures, telephone and listening techniques, oral and written business communications. Computer skills include word processing and spreadsheets, database, presentation and telecommunication applications.

The program offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in Medical Office Administration and Administrative Assistant. All options have an exit point for less comprehensive programs. Students also may earn a Certificate of Completion in Administrative Assistant, Medical Office Assistant and/or Receptionist. A program also provides in-service education for office professionals who want to update or improve current skills. A wide variety of jobs are available to graduates, including human resource assistant, administrative assistant, information technology assistant, office coordinator and executive assistant. Specialties include medical office specialist. These jobs have been listed for the last several years as high-demand occupations for Southeast Texas. The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Students may have earned some college credit in high school through articulation. Office Administration is a Tech Prep program that allows high school Tech Prep students to enter the program and receive up to 15 semester hours of credit.


Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant program will prepare students in all aspects of working in the office, including integrated applications, desktop publishing, telephone and listening techniques, time management, records management, electronic records, human relations, oral and written business communications, calendar control, and the profession’s ethical code. Computer skills include word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation and telecommunication applications.

Students are also taught to prioritize tasks, schedule appointments, prepare budgets, maintain databases, and develop spreadsheets. In some offices, administrative assistants are responsible for maintaining the company's website or preparing the company newsletter. In addition, students (seeking the two-year degree) will spend one semester interning at an area business.

Students are encouraged to become members of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. They are also encouraged to become certified as administrative professionals.


Medical Office Assistant

The Medical Office Administration program will prepare students in all aspects of working in the office, including integrated applications, desktop publishing, telephone and listening techniques, time management, records management, electronic records, human relations, oral and written business communications, calendar control, and the profession’s ethical code. Computer skills include word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation and telecommunication applications.

Students are also taught to prioritize tasks, schedule appointments, prepare budgets, maintain databases, and develop spreadsheets. In some offices, administrative assistants are responsible for maintaining the company's website or preparing the company newsletter. In addition, students (seeking the two-year degree) will spend one semester interning at an area business.

Please visit the Business and Technology section of the College Catalog Adobe Reader Required Image to learn more about the above programs.


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