Business Careers: Business Office Specialist
Become a Business Office Specialist and start your career in today's high-tech workplace!
Be a part of today's fast-paced, high-tech office!
Today's workplace is exciting and fascinating, with new challenges almost every day. If you want to be a part of this world, earn your diploma at Penn Commercial and become a Business Office Specialist!
As a Business Office Specialist, you'll be a key member of the administrative team that keep offices of all kinds running at peak efficiency. You'll work with other office professionals as you prepare documents, coordinate projects, communicate with colleagues, and produce the vital material that virtually all offices depend on.
Learn to use the technology you'll find on the job
Penn Commercial's Business Office Specialist program is focused around technology, because that's what today's offices are focused around! You'll learn to use the software programs employers want you to know, from spreadsheets and word processing, to desktop publishing and accounting software.
But at Penn Commercial, you'll also earn a great deal more. We'll teach the skills you need to work effectively in an office environment:
- How to communicate effectively with co-workers as well as with senior management
- How to work as part of a team
- How to prioritize your work so that all deadlines are met
- How to maintain and update filing, inventory, and database systems
- How to interact with clients
This last point is particularly important, since customer service is a vital part of every 21st century office.
Penn Commercial - a great place to learn and grow
While you'll receive a great education at Penn Commercial, you'll also get to know a faculty that is dedicated to your success, as well as fellow students just like you. There are clubs and activities you can participate in, which all make for a deeper, richer, more enjoyable educational experience.
Classes forming now!
Classes are forming right now for Penn Commercial's Business Office Specialist Diploma program. To find out more, just call or stop in today.
The Business Office Specialist program is 12 months in length and consists of theory and laboratory. Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Advanced Placement/Test Outs
Any active or newly enrolled student may apply for advanced placement status. Performance test outs may be arranged through the Director of Education on a request basis and must be taken prior to the beginning of the start of the class. Any student who has sat in classes is ineligible for advanced placement. For more details regarding the Advanced Placement Policy, please refer to the Course Catalog.
This program is designed to develop skills and general office knowledge sufficient to qualify students for a career as a receptionist, file clerk, clerk typist, office machine operator, or general office worker. Techniques are developed with emphasis placed on labor-saving equipment and familiarization with general office procedures.
BUSINESS OFFICE SPECIALIST / CIP 52.0407
12 months, 940 hours, 69 quarter credits
The program is divided into 4 quarters during which the student will complete the following subjects:
||Principles of Accounting I
||Payroll Records and Accounting
||Introduction to Computerized Accounting Software
||Introduction to Business
||Business Office Presentations
||Advanced Computer Software
||Introduction to Legal Terminology
||Professional Development I
||Professional Development II
|LEVEL OF PROGRAM
||% COMPLETING IN NORMAL PROGRAM LENGTH
||BOOKS, SUPPLIES AND FEES
||MEDIAN LOAN DEBT
||Less than 10 graduates
||Less than 10 graduates
Ask us about your options for transfer of credit. We can review your transcript and help you transfer credits from other post secondary institutions.
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