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Administrative Services: Administrative AAS Degree

Administrative Services programs provide students with the skills, knowledge, and atti­tudes needed for the current and future office environment. Skills include time manage­ment, human/customer relations, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spread­sheets, presentations, document formatting, and Internet research.

A wide variety of job opportunities are avail­able to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, medical administrative specialist, medical administrative assistant, medical office administration professions, and office applications specialist. After a few years in the field, graduates can become an executive assistant, office manager, or office coordinator. Skilled administrative profession­als are expected to be in demand in several industries, including education, manufacturing, construction, financial services, employment services, health care and social assistance, local government, and energy production.

The Administrative Services Associate of Applied Science degrees are awarded for successful completion of 60 credit hours that include a common core of academic courses and a maximum selection of technical courses based upon specialization.

To see more information on this be sure to visit our Administrative Services AAS Degree Administrative Page.

Network & Computer System Administrator AAS Degree. (n.d.). Retrieved August 24, 2020, from https://www.lonestar.edu/programs-of-study/business-admin-support-aas.htm

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Introduction

'The exceptional administrative professional is the floor general who brings, supports, holds, and streamlines both their team and organization together.’ – Ty Howard

     

  This guide serves to assist students in the process of successfully completing their Administrative Services: Administrative AAS Degree 

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Occupational Video: Administrative Assistant

What do Administrative Professionals Do?

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff.

Duties

Secretaries and administrative assistants typically do the following:

  • Answer telephones and take messages or transfer calls
  • Schedule appointments and update event calendars
  • Arrange staff meetings
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and faxes
  • Prepare memos, invoices, or other reports
  • Edit documents
  • Maintain databases and filing systems, whether electronic or paper
  • Perform basic bookkeeping

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties that are necessary to run an organization efficiently. They use computer software to create spreadsheets; manage databases; and prepare presentations, reports, and documents. They also may negotiate with vendors, buy supplies, and manage stockrooms or corporate libraries. Secretaries and administrative assistants also use videoconferencing, fax, and other office equipment. Specific job duties vary by experience, job title, and specialty.

More information can be found at the link below.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm (visited August 10, 2020).

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