The office administration program at SPC is designed to prepare you for employment in todayʼs fast-paced offices and businesses. The office administration curriculum is designed to provide students an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for office and customer service positions in every imaginable industry and sector. You will receive extensive training in Microsoft Office applications, composition and editing, accounting, and interpersonal office procedures/management.
Graduates will approach their interviews with confidence when looking for a new employment opportunity or when advancing within their existing company. Input from an advisory committee of local business professionals ensures the office administration programs offered by SPC keep pace with the changing needs of business.
A capstone course is designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their courses to gain insight into the meaning of professionalism and ethical practice.
Full-time students typically require at least two years to complete an associate degree which consists of 60 semester hours of selected course work that provides the skills, knowledge, and aptitudes necessary for career success. The amount of time needed to complete the certificates varies widely, but most programs require at least two semesters. All certificates are stackable as you work toward your associate degree while developing and defining your skills to gain employment.
Program courses are offered on SPCʼs Levelland campus and at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center, 3201 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX. In the fall of 2017, a new South Plains College Lubbock Center will open. In addition to day and night courses taught in the traditional classroom setting, many courses will be available online.
Students who plan to enroll are encouraged to apply for available scholarships. A list of scholarships is available in the current General Catalog online at
http://www.southplainscollege.edu/scholarships or by contacting the Office of New Student Relations for a Scholarship Guide. Various grants and loans are also available for qualified students.
Office Administration is a growing area of employment and the foreseeable job outlook is favorable. Administrative assistants and customer service representatives work in every kind of office setting and well-qualified applicants can have their choice of fields or industries in which to work. There’s a continual demand for high-tech, global workers who possess initiative, the ability to change, and who have a sincere interest in their work. New and more sophisticated equipment and facilities demand greater skills and knowledge from employees working to today’s business offices.
Individuals with a combination of related work experience and experience using computer software applications to perform word processing and create spreadsheets should have the best job prospects. Of particular note, employment in customer service positions is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
For more program information:
Pat Dennis – Lubbock Center
Jeannie Coggins – Lubbock Center
Krisha Hoelscher -Levelland Campus