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      Placement/Transfer94%

      That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2012-2013 graduates found work or continued their education.

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      Tuition and Fees

      SCC is one of the most affordable higher education options in Nebraska.

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    • Office Professional  

      Placement/Transfer94%

      That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2012-2013 graduates found work or continued their education.

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    • Karen Emerson  

      Faculty SpotlightKaren Emerson

      Office Professional instructor says open-door policy one of keys to student success

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    Office Professional
    Placement/Transfer - 94%
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2012-2013 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Office Professional
    Affordable education
    SCC is one of the most affordable higher education options in Nebraska.
    Tuition and Fees
    Office Professional
    Placement/Transfer - 94%
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2012-2013 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Karen Emerson
    Faculty Spotlight - Karen Emerson
    Office Professional instructor says open-door policy one of keys to student success
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Office Professional

  • Welcome

    SCC's Office Professional program prepares students to work in a variety of office positions with varying levels of responsibility.

    The following 2+2 degree option is available for students receiving an AAS in Business Administration.

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

    Overview

    Welcome to SCC's Office Professional program. Graduates are equipped with knowledge of cutting-edge technology and software, a professional attitude and enhanced skills in an office environment. Student success is the highlight of the program. The flexibility students find with our program will help them complete their studies. Students can choose to specialize in one or more of these focus areas: Administrative, Legal, Medical, General Office Diploma, Microsoft Office and General Office Certificates. The program runs 6-18 months, depending on the focus area.

    Southeast Community College 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, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Florida.

    Mission

    The mission of the Office Professional program is to prepare competent general and specialized office professionals.

    Employment Outlook

    Program graduates develop good work attitudes and habits, professional and ethical work behavior, and office skills. Employment opportunities include administrative/executive assistant, office manager, desktop publisher, customer service assistant, data-entry specialist, receptionist, computer operator, medical front office assistant, medical transcriptionists, and legal secretary. Recent SCC graduates report  an average wage of $12.15 per hour.

    Starting Terms

    All Quarters.

    Office Professional-AAS

    This program is located on the Beatrice and Lincoln campuses. Students may choose a Certificate (General Office or Microsoft Office), a Diploma (General Office), or an Associate of Applied Science degree focusing on administrative, legal or medical office skills. Graduates are equipped with knowledge of cutting-edge technology and software, a professional attitude, and enhanced skills in the office environment. Program graduates are working in small and large companies throughout southeast Nebraska and surrounding states. Some graduates are continuing their education. Students can expect to use traditional office skills on the job as well as new technology. Soft skills such as teaming, ethics, attitude, and professional work habits and responsibilities also are covered.
    Curriculum
    Requirements

    Program Requirements & Student Responsibilities

    1. Complete the appropriate testing before admittance to the program. That will determine your need for any developmental courses to help you become successful in the program. You will complete the pre-admissions COMPASS test administered at SCC, or you may be able to use scores from ASSET or ACT tests. The COMPASS, ASSET or ACT tests will be in the areas of math, reading and writing. Scores will be used to place you in appropriate math and writing courses as well as any developmental reading program that may be necessary. An advisor will assist you in interpreting placement scores and determining if you are required to take any developmental courses. Developmental courses at SCC:
      • ENGL0850 Reading Strategies I
      • ENGL0880 Reading Strategies II
      • ENGL0900 Reading Brush Up
      • ENGL0950 Beginning Writing
      • ENGL0960 College Reading and Writing
      • ENGL0980 Intermediate Writing
      • MATH0900 Math Fundamentals
      • MATH0950 Beginning Algebra
    2. Take the following Prerequisite Courses: Keyboarding competency - Prerequisite competencies required in the program include a typing/keyboarding skill of a minimum of 30 net words per minute with three or fewer errors on a three-minute timing. Students who do not meet this requirement will complete Keyboarding I and/or Keyboarding II. (OFFT1010 and/or OFFT1020). Accounting competency - Students' high school or college transcripts must validate successful completion of an accounting course. Two semesters of high school accounting or one semester or quarter of college accounting must have been completed with a B average or better. Students who have not met this requirement will be required to complete Office Accounting (OFFT1310). Students may take any of these developmental and prerequisite courses prior to admission into the program, or they may take them during the first part of the program. Credit hours earned for developmental or prerequisite courses will not count toward graduation requirements.
    3. Maintain attendance standards according to college policy/instructor policies.
    4. Follow designated safety procedures while on campus.
    5. Participate in all learning activities at the scheduled times.
    6. Be responsible for program costs: tuition, fees, books and tools.
    7. Contact advisors for registration.

    Program Goals

    1. Provide a lifelong learning environment whereby students develop skills, knowledge and leadership with guidance, support and assistance from a qualified faculty.
    2. Prepare post-secondary vocational/technical training for students who intend to gain employment and retraining for those already employed.

    Office Professional-CE

    This program is located on the Beatrice and Lincoln campuses. Students may choose a Certificate (General Office or Microsoft Office), a Diploma (General Office), or an Associate of Applied Science degree focusing on administrative, legal or medical office skills. Graduates are equipped with knowledge of cutting-edge technology and software, a professional attitude, and enhanced skills in the office environment. Program graduates are working in small and large companies throughout southeast Nebraska and surrounding states. Some graduates are continuing their education. Students can expect to use traditional office skills on the job as well as new technology. Soft skills such as teaming, ethics, attitude, and professional work habits and responsibilities also are covered.
    Requirements

    Program Requirements & Student Responsibilities

    1. Complete the appropriate testing before admittance to the program. That will determine your need for any developmental courses to help you become successful in the program. You will complete the pre-admissions COMPASS test administered at SCC, or you may be able to use scores from ASSET or ACT tests. The COMPASS, ASSET or ACT tests will be in the areas of math, reading and writing. Scores will be used to place you in appropriate math and writing courses as well as any developmental reading program that may be necessary. An advisor will assist you in interpreting placement scores and determining if you are required to take any developmental courses. Developmental courses at SCC:
      • ENGL0850 Reading Strategies I
      • ENGL0880 Reading Strategies II
      • ENGL0900 Reading Brush Up
      • ENGL0950 Beginning Writing
      • ENGL0960 College Reading and Writing
      • ENGL0980 Intermediate Writing
      • MATH0900 Math Fundamentals
      • MATH0950 Beginning Algebra
    2. Take the following Prerequisite Courses: Keyboarding competency - Prerequisite competencies required in the program include a typing/keyboarding skill of a minimum of 30 net words per minute with three or fewer errors on a three-minute timing. Students who do not meet this requirement will complete Keyboarding I and/or Keyboarding II. (OFFT1010 and/or OFFT1020). Accounting competency - Students' high school or college transcripts must validate successful completion of an accounting course. Two semesters of high school accounting or one semester or quarter of college accounting must have been completed with a B average or better. Students who have not met this requirement will be required to complete Office Accounting (OFFT1310). Students may take any of these developmental and prerequisite courses prior to admission into the program, or they may take them during the first part of the program. Credit hours earned for developmental or prerequisite courses will not count toward graduation requirements.
    3. Maintain attendance standards according to college policy/instructor policies.
    4. Follow designated safety procedures while on campus.
    5. Participate in all learning activities at the scheduled times.
    6. Be responsible for program costs: tuition, fees, books and tools.
    7. Contact advisors for registration.

    Program Goals

    1. Provide a lifelong learning environment whereby students develop skills, knowledge and leadership with guidance, support and assistance from a qualified faculty.
    2. Prepare post-secondary vocational/technical training for students who intend to gain employment and retraining for those already employed.

    Office Professional-DI

    This program is located on the Beatrice and Lincoln campuses. Students may choose a Certificate (General Office or Microsoft Office), a Diploma (General Office), or an Associate of Applied Science degree focusing on administrative, legal or medical office skills. Graduates are equipped with knowledge of cutting-edge technology and software, a professional attitude, and enhanced skills in the office environment. Program graduates are working in small and large companies throughout southeast Nebraska and surrounding states. Some graduates are continuing their education. Students can expect to use traditional office skills on the job as well as new technology. Soft skills such as teaming, ethics, attitude, and professional work habits and responsibilities also are covered.
    Requirements

    Program Requirements & Student Responsibilities

    1. Complete the appropriate testing before admittance to the program. That will determine your need for any developmental courses to help you become successful in the program. You will complete the pre-admissions COMPASS test administered at SCC, or you may be able to use scores from ASSET or ACT tests. The COMPASS, ASSET or ACT tests will be in the areas of math, reading and writing. Scores will be used to place you in appropriate math and writing courses as well as any developmental reading program that may be necessary. An advisor will assist you in interpreting placement scores and determining if you are required to take any developmental courses. Developmental courses at SCC:
      • ENGL0850 Reading Strategies I
      • ENGL0880 Reading Strategies II
      • ENGL0900 Reading Brush Up
      • ENGL0950 Beginning Writing
      • ENGL0960 College Reading and Writing
      • ENGL0980 Intermediate Writing
      • MATH0900 Math Fundamentals
      • MATH0950 Beginning Algebra
    2. Take the following Prerequisite Courses: Keyboarding competency - Prerequisite competencies required in the program include a typing/keyboarding skill of a minimum of 30 net words per minute with three or fewer errors on a three-minute timing. Students who do not meet this requirement will complete Keyboarding I and/or Keyboarding II. (OFFT1010 and/or OFFT1020). Accounting competency - Students' high school or college transcripts must validate successful completion of an accounting course. Two semesters of high school accounting or one semester or quarter of college accounting must have been completed with a B average or better. Students who have not met this requirement will be required to complete Office Accounting (OFFT1310). Students may take any of these developmental and prerequisite courses prior to admission into the program, or they may take them during the first part of the program. Credit hours earned for developmental or prerequisite courses will not count toward graduation requirements.
    3. Maintain attendance standards according to college policy/instructor policies.
    4. Follow designated safety procedures while on campus.
    5. Participate in all learning activities at the scheduled times.
    6. Be responsible for program costs: tuition, fees, books and tools.
    7. Contact advisors for registration.

    Program Goals

    1. Provide a lifelong learning environment whereby students develop skills, knowledge and leadership with guidance, support and assistance from a qualified faculty.
    2. Prepare post-secondary vocational/technical training for students who intend to gain employment and retraining for those already employed.

    Welcome

    SCC's Office Professional program prepares students to work in a variety of office positions with varying levels of responsibility.

    The following 2+2 degree option is available for students receiving an AAS in Business Administration.

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

    Overview

    Welcome to SCC's Office Professional program. Graduates are equipped with knowledge of cutting-edge technology and software, a professional attitude and enhanced skills in an office environment. Student success is the highlight of the program. The flexibility students find with our program will help them complete their studies. Students can choose to specialize in one or more of these focus areas: Administrative, Legal, Medical, General Office Diploma, Microsoft Office and General Office Certificates. The program runs 6-18 months, depending on the focus area.

    Southeast Community College 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, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Florida.

    Mission

    The mission of the Office Professional program is to prepare competent general and specialized office professionals.

    Employment Outlook

    Program graduates develop good work attitudes and habits, professional and ethical work behavior, and office skills. Employment opportunities include administrative/executive assistant, office manager, desktop publisher, customer service assistant, data-entry specialist, receptionist, computer operator, medical front office assistant, medical transcriptionists, and legal secretary. Recent SCC graduates report  an average wage of $12.15 per hour.

    Starting Terms

    All Quarters.
    This program is located on the Beatrice and Lincoln campuses. Students may choose a Certificate (General Office or Microsoft Office), a Diploma (General Office), or an Associate of Applied Science degree focusing on administrative, legal or medical office skills. Graduates are equipped with knowledge of cutting-edge technology and software, a professional attitude, and enhanced skills in the office environment. Program graduates are working in small and large companies throughout southeast Nebraska and surrounding states. Some graduates are continuing their education. Students can expect to use traditional office skills on the job as well as new technology. Soft skills such as teaming, ethics, attitude, and professional work habits and responsibilities also are covered.
    This program is located on the Beatrice and Lincoln campuses. Students may choose a Certificate (General Office or Microsoft Office), a Diploma (General Office), or an Associate of Applied Science degree focusing on administrative, legal or medical office skills. Graduates are equipped with knowledge of cutting-edge technology and software, a professional attitude, and enhanced skills in the office environment. Program graduates are working in small and large companies throughout southeast Nebraska and surrounding states. Some graduates are continuing their education. Students can expect to use traditional office skills on the job as well as new technology. Soft skills such as teaming, ethics, attitude, and professional work habits and responsibilities also are covered.
    This program is located on the Beatrice and Lincoln campuses. Students may choose a Certificate (General Office or Microsoft Office), a Diploma (General Office), or an Associate of Applied Science degree focusing on administrative, legal or medical office skills. Graduates are equipped with knowledge of cutting-edge technology and software, a professional attitude, and enhanced skills in the office environment. Program graduates are working in small and large companies throughout southeast Nebraska and surrounding states. Some graduates are continuing their education. Students can expect to use traditional office skills on the job as well as new technology. Soft skills such as teaming, ethics, attitude, and professional work habits and responsibilities also are covered.