The Office Management and Administration Programs develop levels of competence in the skills and knowledge needed by office workers in modern businesses and organizations.
Lamar Institute of Technology offers a two-year associate of applied science degree program called the Office Management and Administration Program. The program of study is 60 semester credit hours in length and includes general education courses (such as writing, mathematics, and speech) and technical courses (accounting, supervision, small business, and computer applications etc.). Students become proficient in employment skills, including computer knowledge using current software in word processing and spreadsheets. Graduates of the program are prepared to pass civil service examinations and various employment tests required by business and industry. Law firms, medical offices, governmental agencies, and other businesses actively recruit graduates of the two-year program.
Students who choose to pursue an AAS or Certificate award must 1) be able to see a computer screen, 2) have fine hand and finger dexterity, 3) be able to communicate verbally, 4) be able to hear sufficiently to use typical office equipment, and 5) be able to sit or stand for the majority of a workday.
The intensity and standards of the Office Management and Administration Associate of Applied Science Degree are high. Therefore, all courses in the Recommended Program of Study must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Any Office Management and Administration student who does not earn a grade of "C" or higher must repeat the course.