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Office Administration and Technology Department Overview


Office Administration and Technology for Today!
South Central College (SCC) has been offering Office Administration and Technology programs for more than 50 years. In that time, the field has evolved significantly, incorporating advanced technology, industry-specific skills and increased opportunities.  To meet the needs of administrative professionals and employers, South Central College offers several options in this high-growth field that is expected to see a 7% increase in jobs in Minnesota in the next five years.

The program’s dedicated instructors are in a unique position to judge the needs of today’s employers, with many years of experience. Because of their longevity, the Office Administration and Technology instructors are extremely adept when it comes to adopting the latest technology utilized by businesses today. These instructors are often called on to present at conferences throughout the state and have helped position the college as a leader in Office Administration and Technology education.  

Students find learning convenient through a variety of online courses taught by South Central College’s knowledgeable and experienced faculty. Office Administration and Technology graduates locate career opportunities in a variety of fields, such as engineering, agriculture, education, government, manufacturing, banking, law-related offices, and medical facilities. Employers hire South Central College graduates because of their excellent computer application skills, professionalism, customer relations, and communication skills.

Core Competencies

  1. Input data with speed and accuracy at industry standard.
  2. Apply knowledge of application software and file management.
  3. Demonstrate oral and written business communications.
  4. Demonstrate professional office etiquette.
  5. Apply office organization principles.

Department Faculty

Rita Craven,   Lori Hood,   Becky Miller