Office Systems Program
The Office Systems program at Kishwaukee College is designed to prepare you for a position as a professional administrative assistant in a business, industry, government, legal, or medical office. The program offers the combination of clerical skills and business background necessary for success in this growing field. You can complete an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) is Office Systems or choose from an array of certificates.
It is suggested that students working toward the A.A.S. degree or the Office Assisting certificate choose Beginning Keyboarding; Introduction to Business; Office Reference Manual Usage; Word Processing; and Business Mathematics or Technical Report Writing their first semester.
This program is part of the Business Management & Administration Career Cluster.
High School Programs of Study guides
Widespread office automation and reorganization have brought a host of new opportunities—and responsibilities—to today’s office professional. These days administrative assistants are fulfilling duties once reserved for managers and other professionals. For instance, in many organizations, it is the administrative assistant who handles training and orientation of new employees and conducts research. Of course, administrative assistants also continue to fulfill more time-honored duties such as administrative activities and disseminating information. Administrative assistants schedule appointments, organize and maintain paper and electronic files, manage projects, create correspondence, and communicate effectively.
Administrative assistants can pursue other avenues such as medical transcription or medical billing and coding. Medical transcription requires knowledge of medical terminology, diagnostic examinations, and procedures. Medical transcriptionists listen to recordings of physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to transcribe reports (i.e. history and physical exams, operative, pathology, radiology and discharge summaries). Students in the Medical Billing and Coding Program will learn the skills needed for maintaining appropriate medical office standards and systems, medical insurance processing and coding procedures.