Apr 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office Professional

Lincoln Campus and Online

Types of Jobs Available

  • Administrative assistant
  • Office manager
  • General office clerk
  • Legal office assistant
  • Medical office assistant
  • Executive assistant
  • Desktop publisher
  • Customer service assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Computer operator

Program Overview

This program is located on the Lincoln Campus and online. Students may choose a Diploma (General Office), or an Associate of Applied Science degree focusing on administrative, legal, medical, or office management skills.

Graduates are equipped with knowledge of cutting-edge technology and software, a professional attitude, and enhanced skills in the office environment. Program graduates are working in small and large companies throughout southeast Nebraska and surrounding states. Some graduates are continuing their education.

Students can expect to use traditional office skills on the job as well as new technology. Soft skills such as teaming, ethics, attitude, and professional work habits and responsibilities also are covered.

For more information contact:
Tracie Klosterman, Program Director - Lincoln
402-437-2426, 800-642-4075 ext. 2426

or the College Admissions Office
Lincoln 402-437-2600, 800-642-4075 ext. 2600

This program offers students generalized training in office professions as well as course work in three focus areas: administrative, legal, medical, and office management. With appropriate elective courses, students completing requirements for an Associate of Applied Science degree will be prepared to take the Certified Professional Secretary or Certified Administrative Professional examination awarded through the International Association of Administrative Professionals. All course prerequisites must be passed with a “C” or higher to continue through the program.

Special Program Requirements

Students who pursue their education in the Office Professional program must complete the college admissions requirements and the special program requirements below:

  1. Students will complete the ACCUPLACER, ASSET, ACT, Next Generation Accuplacer or SAT pre-admission testing. Skills students currently have in math, writing, and reading comprehension will be determined by test scores. Scores from testing will be used to place students in appropriate math and writing courses as well as any developmental reading program that may be necessary.

Developmental courses include the following:
ENGL 0960 - Beginning College Reading/Writing 
ENGL 0985 - Intermediate College Reading/Writing 
MATH 0900 - Math Fundamentals 
MATH 0950 - Beginning Algebra 

Your advisor will assist you in interpreting placement scores and determining if you are required to take the prescribed developmental courses.

  1. Students’ high school or college transcripts must validate successful completion of an accounting course. Two semesters of high school accounting or one semester of college accounting must have been completed with a B average or higher. Students who cannot validate previous accounting course work will be required to take Office Accounting (OFFT 1310 ).
  2. Keyboarding classes numbered below OFFT 1160  do not meet graduation requirements. Students will complete a keyboarding placement test. Those students who do not meet the 30 NWAM requirement will need to take Basic Keyboarding to improve their skills.
  3. If your advisor determines that you must take developmental or prerequisite courses, they will be taken during the first part of the program. The credit hours earned in these classes will not count toward graduation requirements.