The Office Administration program provides opportunities for individuals to develop marketable skills in the areas of office procedures, interpersonal relations, office technology, 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 Administration 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.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
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 is expected to continue in the office administration profession.
Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses
Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.