Are you looking to change jobs or advance in your current position? Numerous employment fields are growing and seeking candidates proficient with office professional skills. Knowing this, we work closely with the Department of Labor to strategically offer the most relevant courses designed to instill you with the skills needed to enter rapidly-growing job industries.
“These courses represent the core fundamentals required for most office positions,” said Pam Moss, program manager. “The importance of these skills is not overlooked by employers.”
Our Administrative Professional course will help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary for workplace success in tasks such as telephone, records management, mail, financial records, and presentations. You will also learn basic procedures for managing office tasks by studying time management techniques and completing applications in an office simulation format.
To learn more, we caught up with one of the program’s instructor’s, Cindy Moss, who recently received the Outstanding Faculty Award from ACHE South. Here’s what she had to say:
Why the need for this class?
The Administrative Professional class is designed for students who may be just beginning their career in the administrative/support field or those who are already an experienced administrative professional, but need additional training and a certification to advance within their field.
Who is the ideal student for this class?
The ideal student is both males and females who have a desire to learn what the new and innovative ideas and training methods are available in the world of a business administrative professional. This class is also beneficial for students who may have an interest in starting their own business and want to have the knowledge of what skills and training their employees should possess to be successful in promoting their business.
How is this class good for business training?
This class is set up to instruct students on all aspects of the administrative field from being a receptionist to being an executive assistant, from filing to travel arrangements.
What are some of the most important skills students will learn that can be immediately translated into the office place?
Students will learn proper telephone and communication skills, filing of both hard copies and electronic copies, what’s new in the technology field and all other aspects of running a professional office with expertise.
Recent program graduate, Delores Armstead, said, “The class strengthened my ability to help support attorneys in legal affairs and put me in a better position to communicate in the office place. The one-on-one opportunities with the instructors gave us the tools needed to function better.”
The natural progression from our Administrative Professional course is our Basic Office Technology program. We talked with instructor Doug Vanderbilt to gather the nuts and bolts of this class. Here’s what he had to say:
Why type of class is this?
This is a hardware and software class designed to get individuals returning to the workplace up to speed on office technology. It’s not a technology class — we’re not taking computers apart — but students will become comfortable with using technology in the workplace. It’s a lot of hands-on work. You learn by doing. It’s also a lot of terminology. You have to be able to talk the talk.
What will I learn?
You will experience real-world training of multiple devices such as apps, computers, smartphones and digital cameras. Additionally, you will become savvy with Microsoft Office 2013 products, security safety, ethics and privacy.
How is this class good for business training?
Just because you can’t do something right now doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to do it. Computers are not going away. That’s how we communicate. You can learn it. We’ll empower you by implementing the knowledge and tools learned in this class.
Recent program graduate Kenneth Ellis said, “This program provides good office training by allowing us to become familiar with the Microsoft Office package. This is a great course for anyone who wants to sharpen their office skills. As a result of this class, I discovered that employers are seeking candidates who possess intermediate Excel skills — which I have signed up for.”
Relevant training from seasoned professionals could be the key to the job you desire. If you’re ready to take the first step toward a fulfilling career join us on Thursday, July 28 for our Open House event. There you will be able to participate in information sessions where you’ll meet instructors, program managers and recent graduates. You will also receive a 10% off discount voucher for class registration, learn about financial aid opportunities and have the chance to enter to win Atlanta Braves baseball tickets! If you can’t make it to our Open House, be sure to listen in to one of our upcoming online webinar information sessions.