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Office Professional

  •  Estimated Cost: $9,667

    Program Length: 4 semesters

    Locations: Lincoln / Online

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring / Summer

    Awards Offered: AAS / Diploma

    Program Description


    If you enjoy working on a team and the value of providing the best customer service, the Office Professional program is perfect for you. We will teach you the skills and give you the knowledge to be successful in any office setting. In our program you will choose which focus area you want to specialize in: Administrative, Legal, Medical, or Office Management. With the proper electives, you will be prepared to take the Certified Professional Secretary or Certified Administrative Professional exam awarded through the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

    2 + 2 Degree Option

    Earning your Associate of Applied Science degree in the Office Professional program from SCC gives you an affordable path to complete your bachelor’s degree. This degree option prepares you to transfer to a four-year university or college by teaching you basic traditional office skills as well as soft skills. We partner with local colleges and universities including:

    • Doane University-Lincoln: Accepts AAS Legal Focus and will start student as a junior in Paralegal Studies

    View your calendar conversion plan.

    You can start the Office Professional program in the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. Follow these steps for admission:

    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    You are able to choose a career which emphasizes your professional and ethical work behavior while utilizing your office skills. Recent SCC graduates report an average annual starting salary of $33,300. Career options include:

    • Account Manager
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Billing Associate
    • Business Specialist
    • Child Support Enforcement Worker
    • Customer Service Associate
    • Data Entry Operator
    • Receptionist
    • Human Resources Assistant
    • Legal Assistant
    • Legal Secretary
    • Office Coordinator
    • Records Clerk
    • Technical Data Editor
    • Teller
    SCC is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution. As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

    Tracie Klosterman, MEd, Program Director
    402-437-2435
    tklosterman@southeast.edu

    Erin Hussey, MA
    402-437-2442
    ehussey@southeast.edu

    Lacey Jurgens, MA
    402-228-8291
    ljurgens@southeast.edu

    Debra Kay, MEd
    402-437-2432
    dkay@southeast.edu

    Marci Rost, MEd
    402-437-2437
    mrost@southeast.edu

    Mary Schieke, MBA
    402-437-2431
    mschieke@southeast.edu

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