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Office Administrator

Increase your value (and salary) with administrative skills and training.

Office Administrator

Increase your value (and salary) with administrative skills and training.

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Career Insight

What does an Office Administrator do?

As an Office Administrator, you’ll handle duties that enable the day-to-day running of a business or office. Office Administrators are essential to many industries, and your duties will vary depending on the job sector you’re working in, but a professional demeanor, computer literacy, and good organizational skills are some of the basic requirements for all office personnel. This course will equip you with the essential soft skills needed to excel in this role, including basic bookkeeping, time management, and office communications. Depending on your role and industry, some of your day-to-day tasks could include:

 Manage emails, packages, phone calls, and other correspondence

 Track and replace office supplies as necessary

 Submit reports and prepare proposals and presentations as needed

 Coordinate agendas, travel plans, and appointments for upper management

 Manage day-to-day operations and calendars

 Update databases and records with financial information, personnel, and other data

 

324,300

JOBS AVAILABLE EACH YEAR IN THE US
 
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics projects this to be a relatively stable career with a good pay scale. Office clerks earn an average yearly salary of $37,030. Wages typically start from $23,500 and go up to $58,870 annually across the United States.
 

Note: Salaries can vary widely depending on education, experience, employer, and even geographic area. Job and salary information is from ziprecruiter.com and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Data is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

JOB OUTLOOK

Potential Career Paths

Office Administrators help offices in a wide range of industries run smoothly. While the demand for secretaries and office clerks has slowed slightly in recent years, individuals who understand how to manage the day-to-day tasks that support a business and how to keep its accounts in check will always be valued.

This course will prepare you to take on the role of Office Administrator. Individuals who complete this program and possess the subsequent certifications have the skills to find jobs as:

Office Clerk

 General Office Clerk

 Staff Assistant

JOB OUTLOOK

Potential Career Paths

Office Administrators help offices in a wide range of industries run smoothly. While the demand for secretaries and office clerks has slowed slightly in recent years, individuals who understand how to manage the day-to-day tasks that support a business and how to keep its accounts in check will always be valued.

This course will prepare you to take on the role of Office Administrator. Individuals who complete this program and possess the subsequent certifications have the skills to find jobs as:

 Office Clerk

 General Office Clerk

 Staff Assistant

324,300

JOBS AVAILABLE EACH YEAR IN THE US
 
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics projects this to be a relatively stable career with a good pay scale. Office clerks earn an average yearly salary of $37,030. Wages typically start from $23,500 and go up to $58,870 annually across the United States.

Note: Salaries can vary widely depending on education, experience, employer, and even geographic area. Job and salary information is from ziprecruiter.com and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Data is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Office Administrator

The Administrative Soft Skills Bundle combines the skills needed to successfully maintain an office into one learning bundle. A well-run office reduces miscommunications and helps to eliminate common errors. 

Within these workshops, students will learn Administrative Office Procedures, Administrative Support, Archiving and Records Management, Basic Bookkeeping, Business Writing, Executive and Personal Assistant, Meeting Management, Organizational Skills, Social Media in the Workplace, and Supply Chain Management. Participants will learn the core skills that will help them use their resources efficiently, manage their time wisely, communicate effectively, and collaborate with others skillfully.

After completing this 5-10-week online training, students will have a solid understanding of the day-to-day needs of an office environment and contribute to it’s efficient operation.

Scheduling Details

Schedule: Coursework available 24/7

Total Course Hours: 88

Estimated Completion Time: 

Set your own pace…You decide how quickly you want to get certified.

  • Students who commit 20 hours/week can complete in 5 weeks.
  • Students who commit 10 hours/week can complete in 10 weeks.

Maximum time to complete: Students have access to the online course materials for 12 months.

Instruction & Evaluation Strategies
  • Self-Directed Study
  • Skills demonstrations, simulations, and online activities to aid learning
  • Quizzes and Exams

Sections of this course will be conducted through learner-centered practice activities and quizzes based on the knowledge you have gained through completing each chapter. 

Books and Materials Used:

No books are necessary for this self-paced online class.

Outline/Lessons

Administrative Office Procedures Curriculum
Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Why Your Office Needs Administrative Procedures
Lesson 3: Gathering the Right Tools
Lesson 4: Identifying Procedures to Include
Lesson 5: Top 5 Procedures to Record
Lesson 6: What to Include in Your Binder (I)
Lesson 7: What to Include in Your Binder (II)
Lesson 8: Organizing Your Binder
Lesson 9: What Not to Include in the Procedure Guide
Lesson 10: Share Office Procedure Guide
Lesson 11: Successfully Executing the Guide
Lesson 12: Wrapping Up

Administrative Support Curriculum
Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Getting Organized (I)
Lesson 3: Getting Organized (II)
Lesson 4: Managing Time
Lesson 5: Getting It All Done On Time
Lesson 6: Special Tasks
Lesson 7: Verbal Communication Skills
Lesson 8: Non-Verbal Communication Skills
Lesson 9: Empowering Yourself
Lesson 10: The Team of 2
Lesson 11: Taking Care of Yourself
Lesson 12: Wrapping Up

Archiving and Records Management Curriculum
Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Understanding Records
Lesson 3: Management of Records
Lesson 4: Context (I)
Lesson 5: Context (II)
Lesson 6: Classification
Lesson 7: Paper-Based Systems
Lesson 8: Electronic Records
Lesson 9: Hybrid Systems
Lesson 10: Appraisals & Systems
Lesson 11: Record Maintenance 
Lesson 12: Wrapping Up

Basic Bookkeeping Curriculum
Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Basic Terminology (I)
Lesson 3: Basic Terminology (II)
Lesson 4: Accounting Methods
Lesson 5: Keeping Track of Your Business
Lesson 6: Understanding the Balance Sheet

Upon successful completion students will be able to:
  • Coordinate activities throughout the company to ensure efficiency and maintain compliance with company policy.
  • Supervise members of the administrative staff, equally dividing responsibilities to improve performance.
  • Manage agendas, travel plans, and appointments for upper management.
  • Manage emails, letters, packages, phone calls, and other forms of correspondence.
  • Support bookkeeping and budgeting procedures for the company.
  • Create and update databases and records for financial information, personnel, and other data.
  • Track and replace office supplies, as necessary, to avoid interruptions in standard front office procedures.
  • Submit reports and prepare proposals and presentations as needed.
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