School and Ranking Info
Students in the Indianapolis, IN, area who are interested in office administration can choose between a for-profit and a public community college; both are located within a 5-mile radius.
- Winner: Ivy Tech Community College is a 2-year public school and the largest state-wide community college with single accreditation in the nation. At the college, students can earn a technical certificate in office administration; degree programs in the same field lead to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Science (AS).
School Info Chart
|Category||Ivy Tech Community College|
|School Type||2-year; public|
|Tuition and Fees (2013-2014)|| Undergraduate: $3,605 (in-state);
|Office Administration Awards Offered||Certificate and associate|
|Office Administration Awards Conferred (all levels) in 2013||508*|
|Most Popular Office Administration Award Level in 2013||1-<2-year certificate (272 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for Fall 2010 Entering Class||9%*|
|Noteworthy||In 2014, Ivy Tech Community College was the third-largest associate degree producer, according to Community College Week|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Ivy Tech Community College
- The AAS in Office Administration program is available entirely online
- Office administration program provides training in the current version of Microsoft Office
- College Career Services Offices assists with internships, interview skills and resume writing
Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, IN, is the parent institution of 14 campuses and enrolls about 100,000 students per year. The college offers more than 150 degree programs through nine schools and has an average class size of 20 students. Through the School of Business, students can find programs in computer information systems and technology, business and office administration, accounting and supply chain management, in addition to office administration. Students in the office administration programs can use their elective options to specialize in legal and medical office administration, administrative assistant work, customer service and software applications.
The 31-credit Office Administration Technical Certificate program can be completed in two semesters; first-semester coursework includes business English, document processing and Microsoft Word. In the second semester, students take courses in business communications, Microsoft Excel and office procedures; both semesters allow for electives in office administration. Similar coursework can be found in the AAS or AS in Office Administration programs, both of which require 60 credits to complete. Additional training in accounting, math, Microsoft Access and organizational leadership is also provided.