School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)
The Office Administration program provides opportunities for individuals to develop marketable skills in the areas of medical terminology and transcription, office procedures, interpersonal relations, office administration, written communication and computer applications to meet the demands and expanded responsibilities of today’s administrative workforce. Individuals who have attained a Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) rating and who have successfully completed the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) exam may receive credit hours toward the Office Adminstration Associate of Applied Science degree. Two concentrations are available in the Office Administration program: Medical Concentration and Office Administration Concentration. Students may contact the associate dean for more information about advanced placement.
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Educational Option Information
This program can be completed: Part-time or full-time
This program can be started: Any term
Primary course location: Main Campus; some courses are offered at Montoya Campus and online..
- Students must have access to a computer and the Internet to complete coursework.
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CNM’s Office Administration Certificate programs integrate seamlessly with its Office Administration associate degree programs. This associate degree is designed to transfer to a UNM program that prepares students to earn a bachelor of science degree. For information about extending your education beyond the certificate level, contact your Business & Information Technology academic advisor.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.
The office administration profession offers a challenging and rewarding career. The program provides graduates with the foundation to move into positions with more responsibility and higher wages. Many administrative professionals are taking over duties once held by middle managers.
Employment growth in the office administration profession is expected to continue.
Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.