The Office Administration A.A.S. degree program equips students with the office and management skills necessary to be a productive and responsible leader in today's workplace. Two distinct concentrations allow future professionals to focus career preparation toward the business office environment or the medical office environment. Students gain the skills to perform office tasks using leading office application software, prepare business documents according to commonly accepted grammar and format standards, demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and apply time management skills effectively by managing multiple projects and priorities. Program graduates play vital roles in successful management teams as administrative assistants in business or medical office environments. Employment opportunities include careers as office managers, receptionists, administrative assistants, or executive assistants.
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The Administrative Assistant Technical Certificate offers excellent preparation for students wishing to begin a career as an administrative assistant in the professional office environment.
"My time spent in the Nashville State Community College Office Administration Program has expanded my knowledge base in subjects I use every day. The OAD program teaches students information that can be applied to tasks performed in the workplace. I have very much enjoyed my two years in this program. The instructors are eager and willing to help students when problems arise and work with the students until the problem is resolved. I feel that graduating from NSCC with an Associates Degree in Office Administration prepares me for the workplace and motivates me to further my education." - Kayce Burns
The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.
Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers. For more information about cooperative work experience opportunities, please visit the Career Services Office Web site, phone 615-353-3248, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beverly Collins, Associate Professor/Program Coordinator, 615-353-3772
B.B.A., Office Administration, Belmont University, 1994
M.B.E., Business Education, Middle Tennessee State University, 1995
Barbara M. Gershowitz, Associate Professor, 615-353-3501
BS, Middle Tennessee State University, 1974
Certified Public Accountant, 1980
MS, Middle Tennessee State University, 1983
Karen Kendrick, Associate Professor, 615-353-3720
B.B.A., Business and Accounting, University of Montevallo, 1978
M.B.E., Business Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2002
Tennessee Teacher’s License, 2004
MOS Master, 2003
The following business degree at Nashville State Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs: A.A.S. in Office Administration.
The Office Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Computer Accounting students are eligible for membership in Kappa Beta Delta which is an international honor society established by the ACBSP to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration pursuing associate degrees, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.
Nashville State Community College is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Full Non-Discrimination Policy