An area with lots of options for employment is NPC's Modern Office Technologies program, which will teach you a combination of business skills such as Microsoft Office and Publisher; keyboarding and 10-key; business writing and proofreading; records management; customer service; bookkeeping; and professionalism.
Graduates of this NPC program can work as secretaries, administrative assistants, office clerks, receptionists and with further study – legal and medical secretaries. Duties for these positions may include greeting people as they enter, directing them to the people they need to see, producing written correspondence, typing, filing, entering data, bookkeeping, answering phones, forwarding calls, taking messages, making appointments and maintaining schedules.
If you are organized and pay attention to details, have good oral and written communication skills, good time management skills and a strong sense of professionalism, working in a modern office may be the prefect job for you!
- For more information about this program, please contact an NPC Academic Adviser. Also see the current NPC College Catalog and class schedule.
Labs and Classrooms
Classes are offered to fit your schedule – day, evening and online. Courses are available face-to-face, online, hybrid (combination of face-to-face and online), short-term and evenings.
Students should have excellent typing, organization, spelling and grammar skills.
Secretaries and administrative assistants work in nearly every industry. Many work in an office setting, in schools, hospitals, governments and legal and medical offices.
Employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to grow 3 percent through 2022. Many job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the national median annual wage for secretaries and administrative assistants is $38,030. (BLS, May 2018) SOC 43-6014
Potential Job Titles
Secretary, administrative assistant, executive assistant
The U.S. Department of Education requires all colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." See the Letter from the U.S. Department of Education (PDF).