Office Assistant Certificate
The Office Assistant Certificate (C1_OAS1) is offered at LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris. It can be earned entirely online through LSC-Online. For more information, please contact the Professional Office Technology Department.
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Professional Office Technology certificates provide students with technical skills in just two or three semesters. Skills include time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, document layout, and Internet research. Bookkeeping skills are included for those choosing the bookkeeping track of the administrative support certificate, and specialized legal and medical office skills are included for those choosing these specializations.
A wide variety of job opportunities are available to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include office assistant, bilingual office receptionist, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, medical office receptionist, medical secretary, medical administrative assistant, legal office receptionist, legal office assistant, and legal office administrative assistant. 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, legal services, local government, and energy production.
The Professional Office Technology program offers three degree specializations: business administrative support, legal office, or medical office administrator. All options offer certificates that build towards the degree.
- Legal office specialization offers certificates in legal office receptionist, legal office assistant, and legal administrative assistant.
- Medical office specialization offers certificates in medical office receptionist, medical front office, and medical administrative assistant.
- Business administrative support specialization offers certificates in bilingual office, office assistant, administrative support, which includes a choice of either an administrative or bookkeeping track, and administrative assistant.
All students graduating with an AAS or level II certificate must complete LSCS Student Success Initiative (SSI) requirements. To determine your SSI status, see a college advisor.
The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities, and the degree will transfer in whole to some universities. Through articulation, some students may have earned college credit while in high school. Contact a counselor, division advisor, or faculty member at any college for specific information about articulation and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.
|ITSC||1401||Introduction to Computers OR||4|
|COSC||1401||Introduction to Computers|
TOTAL Prerequisite Credit Hours:
First Year Credit
|POFT1||1309||Administrative Office Procedures I||3|
|BMGT||1309||Information and Project Management||3|
|POFT||2301||Intermediate Keyboarding OR||3|
|ITSW||1301||Intro to Word Processing|
TOTAL Credit Hours for First Year:
TOTAL Credit Hours for Office Assistant Certificate:
- Capstone course