State Fair Community College

Office Management Specialty

More than 4.2 million are employed in secretarial and administrative assistant occupations, which is one of the largest career fields according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Businesses of all kinds need men and women who understand what it takes for an office to run smoothly, who know what is needed when, and who have the skills and know-how to produce it efficiently and on time. 

If you relate well with people, have good judgment, organizational and management abilities, solid keyboarding and computer application skills, the ability to work independently and the desire to continue learning new office procedures, then you might find this career path very satisfying.

Employment Opportunities

With an Associate of Applied Sciences Office Management Specialty degree, you can choose from a wide variety of work environments such as:

  • Government and legal offices
  • Healthcare
  • Schools
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Insurance
  • Finance and banking
  • Entertainment
  • Real estate
  • Corporate offices
  • Service industries

Median annual earnings of executive secretaries and administrative assistants were $37,240 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $30,240 and $46,160. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,190, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $56,740 (Occupational Outlook Handbook). 

Featured Courses

  • Microcomputer applications
  • Principles of management
  • Business communications
  • Keyboarding skill building
  • Business ethics
  • Human relations
  • Office management for administrators

AAS and Professional Certificate programs

Sixty-six (66) total credit hours are required for an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management with Office Management Specialty, including an internship.

There is also a 33-credit-hour Professional Certificate in Office Support Services* available.

View COURSE CATALOG for all program requirements.

*Gainful Employment Disclosure: Click for more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.



Jodi Fudge
Fielding Technical Center
Direct line - (660) 596-7260

Extended Campuses

The business office management specialty degree is also offered on SFCC's Lake of the Ozarks campus in Osage Beach and its Clinton campus. For more information about classes at this location, call (573) 348-0888,

Phi Beta Lambda

PBL is a student organization devoted to developing competent leaders and is offered as an optional one-credit hour course that allows students to explore and refine leadership skills, work in teams, and develop business contacts. Advisors are Jodi Fudge and Rena Galloway.

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