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Reliance on technology continues to grow in the workplace, and the role of office professionals continues to change.
Automation and organizational restructuring have caused administrative positions to grow to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff.
Indian River State College offers three office administration careers programs for those ready to prepare for the changing workplace.
"If you are eager to develop the latest office computer skills, the IRSC office administration careers programs will provide you with the opportunity to train at your own pace, with a flexible schedule at the IRSC campus closest to you," said Josť Farinos, IRSC dean of advanced technology.
Tailored to office administration, medical or legal careers, these programs provide computer skills, continuing education hours or recertification credits and flexible class schedules that will help students get the competitive advantage needed today.
All three programs are offered as open-entry and exit courses that are self-paced with an individualized format. They are conveniently offered at IRSC campuses with locations from Sebastian to Stuart, and no prerequisites are needed to start these programs.
The administrative assistant program offers students a broad foundation of knowledge and skills by expanding the traditional role of the office supervisor.
Technology is used to develop communication and decision-making skills. The efficient performance of office tasks and the production of quality work using advanced features of business software applications are also covered.
The program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses understanding of the elements of the office support services industry and includes an on-the job training component.
Preparation for the Microsoft office specialist and the IC3 certificate test is part of the program.
The medical administrative Specialist program is designed to offer students a broad foundation of knowledge and skills necessary for a position as a medical administrative specialist.
The content includes the use of technology to develop communication and decision-making skills. The program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following requirements of the medical office including computerized patient billing, appointment scheduling, record keeping, medical terminology, machine transcription and more.
The legal administrative specialist program teaches a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of a legal secretary. The content includes the use of technology to develop communications skills higher level thinking skills, and decision- making skills. The program also covers the use of legal terminology, the performance of office procedures specific to the legal environment, transcription of legal documents from machine dictation, the production of quality work in an efficient manner using advanced features of business software applications, research of job opportunities, and the production of high-quality employment portfolios and job-seeking documents.
For more information, call (866) 792-4772 or visit www.irsc.edu.