A new program will be starting in the Fall of 2020 at Northwest Iowa Community College that represents not only the beginning of a new decade, but also a natural progression in our ever-changing virtual world — Virtual Administration Management. The office of the 21st century requires people to work, communicate and manage business operations at a distance. This innovative program will prepare graduates to organize the virtual business environment, prepare and manage documents in the cloud, communicate effectively in the digital environment, plan virtual meetings and host web-based events.
Students will work towards a diploma during their first year of study, Virtual Office Assistant, and complete their AAS degree in the second year of study, Virtual Administration Management. They will take a variety of courses in document production and management, business, accounting, office procedures, and event planning that will prepare them to work in a 21st century virtual office. Many of the classes will be hands-on and will introduce students to cloud-based technologies and computer applications.
All of the courses in this program can be taken entirely online and allow students the flexibility of completing a degree from home (some are also available on campus). The program allows individuals to customize a diploma or degree as a full or part-time student. Financial aid is available to students who qualify.
Typically, graduates of this program should expect to be employed in a variety of businesses and offices, or from their own homes. Salaries start at $12 per hour with the potential to earn up to $20 per hour or more.
Gretchen Bartelson, Dean of the Center for Teaching and Learning, explained, “This new program is exciting, because it reflects the changing nature of the way people work today. In our mobile, technical society there are more and more offices where employees work at a distance. Someone needs to provide the necessary support to businesses, and our new program trains people to manage that kind of work environment.”
For more information about educational opportunities at NCC, either on campus or online, call 712-324-5061, 800-352-4907, or visit nwicc.edu. Northwest Iowa Community College – Your Success is Our Story!
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