Students are able to complete certificates or a two-year degree in the following areas:
Administrative Professional Services
This program emphasizes the need for quality customer service, human relations, communication, and technology skills in the office where employment opportunities increase significantly for those who have these essential skills and can assume responsibility and perform a variety of office functions. Students who complete these program or certificate options may find employment as a customer service representative, bank teller, receptionist, secretary, executive secretary, bookkeeper, office assistant, office clerk, administrative assistant, executive secretary, and/ or office manager in a wide variety of industries where strong office technology knowledge is required. Office employees and administrative assistants are increasingly assuming responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. These types of positions are growth demand occupations for the North Central (Grant/Adams County) area as well as state of Washington. Statewide these occupations will see a projected 7-13% increase in openings between now and 2017. Nationally, this occupation ranks among those with the largest number of job openings.
Medical Office and Billing Support Services
This program is designed for students who are interested in specializing in the medical office administration and billing. This program includes a combination of medical knowledge, accounting and business skills, and computer applications.
Students who complete one of these program or certificate options may find employment as a customer service representative, receptionist, office clerk, medical secretary, insurance specialist, medical biller, records clerk, and/ or office manager. This is one of the few health-related occupations in which there is typically no direct hands-on patient care . These types of positions are growth demand occupations for the North Central (Grant/Adams County) area as well as state of Washington. Job prospects should be very good, particularly for prospective employees with strong computer software skills. Nationally, this occupation ranks among those with the largest number of job openings. Above-average employment growth in the healthcare and social assistance industry should lead to much faster than the average growth for medical secretaries.