Office Administration

Rachel Pearson

Rachel Pearson

Lead Instructor Office Administration/Operations Management
Office: Building 19, Room 213

Office Administration

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as administrative office personnel who use skills in the areas of office management, office finance, legal office, virtual office, customer service and office software. 

Course work includes computer applications, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office tasks and procedures, records management, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum.


An Office Administrator is the heart of any office environment. As an office administrator, you will need to have experience with a number of computer programs and office management processes, which will make you invaluable in any office environment.

Potential Careers

Office Administrations can gain employment in the following areas: Medical and dental offices, hospitals, pharmacies, public schools, local businesses and industries, small businesses, local government, state and federal government, insurance offices and accounting firms.

Where Do Graduates Work in McDowell County and Western NC?

Graduates from the Office Administration program have gained employment in the following areas: Local government, State and federal government, medical and dental offices, private businesses as well as local industries.

Why Choose this Program?

There continues to be a growing need for Office Administrations within McDowell and surrounding counties.  This is a career field that has significant growth potential and can lead to an upper-level management position. McDowell Tech has a working relationship with many stakeholders and can offer student referrals for vacant position opening within the local area.

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