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Visit any business office or setting that is thriving, and you will see that a big reason for its success is the work of a talented and skilled office administrator. This role requires motivation, attention to detail, creative problem solving, and the ability to multitask and prosper in a fast-paced business environment.

Our business office administration program is designed to transform you into just that kind of professional and prepare you with the right skills to succeed in a competitive job market.

Our program will award you with an associate in specialized business degree in only 18 months. That means that in less than two years you will be ready to successfully start your career.

What You Can Learn

As a student in this 18-month business office administration program—which awards the associate in specialized business degree—you will be able to gain knowledge in a variety of areas necessary to successfully help manage an office setting. Some of these include:

  • Business Communication
  • Elements of Economics
  • Business Law
  • Payroll Records and Accounting
  • Managing Projects
  • Spreadsheets and Word Processing
  • Business Mathematics
  • Customer Service
  • Accounting

More than anything, the goal of Penn Commercial’s business office administration program is to prepare you to play a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of a professional business office.

How You Can Learn

A key strength of the business office administration program is a faculty of seasoned administrative professionals who have worked in real-world settings for years.

“I liked my instructors very much. They were very knowledgeable and I enjoyed going to class.”

Anna Lowe, Hiring and Training Coordinator, Best Buy

Your classes will cover important theory, and you will be able to apply what you learn in laboratory settings and activities, as well as in an externship in an actual business environment to be completed at the end of the program. You will train with the latest technology and software in areas like word processing, databases, spreadsheets, computerized accounting, Quickbooks, Peachtree, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel and presentations.

Where You Can Learn

Classes are forming now, so the best way to get started is by calling 724-222-5330 today. You can also stop by at our campus. We will be glad to explain how our admissions process works and show you our facilities.

Once enrolled, classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and externships are scheduled during the sixth and final quarter of the program. Our program schedule is especially designed to train you for the externship during the first quarters. Penn Commercial Business/Technical School wants you to be prepared with the desired skills for the job market, so you can succeed in your career.

Where You Can Go

At Penn Commercial Business/Technical School we want to empower students.  And that is what we have been doing since 1929. In order to successfully achieve this goal, it is important to provide students with all the knowledge that they need to launch their new careers.

The market for office administrators is expected to continue growing in the next years. According to O*NET OnLine, it is projected to grow from 5% to 8% between the years of 2014 and 2024. The projected number of job openings for that same period is 89,500.* This data shows that opportunities will keep on increasing for the next few years and potential candidates must be prepared to successfully enter the workforce.

With an associate degree in business office administration you can work in multiple office roles, such as:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business Office Assistant
  • Administrative Secretary
  • Executive Secretary
  • Office Manager
  • Office Accountant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Office Receptionist

Office administrators and managers are important members of any office’s team. These positions allow you to work in:

  • Marketing firms and agencies
  • Manufacturing corporations
  • Insurance and accounting agencies
  • Real estate companies and offices

At Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, our programs are designed to deliver remarkable results. Our classes are tailored to transform your career dreams to reality through personalized instruction, experienced faculty, cutting-edge facilities and academic support during the whole time you are studying.

To make your job search easier after your graduation, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School has alumni and career services available for all enrolled students.

Our alumni network is considerably big since the school has been around since 1929. You will be able to find our alumni succeeding in companies all around Pennsylvania and the United States in different fields. This builds a strong contact base and creates numerous professional opportunities.

Penn Commercial also offers job placement assistance with services like job fairs, career counseling, interviewing workshops, job listings, resume assistance, employment newsletters and externships.

*http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-9199.00