Office Administration
 

Organized. Efficient. Essential.

In every office, there is a go-to person that everyone knows has the answers and can get things done. The administrative assistant organizes, supervises, and solves problems so the office runs smoothly. Having an eye for detail, being able to handle multiple tasks at once, and communicating effectively are all important skills needed to be successful in this career.

At Bradford School, you can graduate with both the technical and professional skills needed to secure employment. Our office administration curriculum is designed and updated by a panel of faculty and industry professionals so that our students learn the most in-demand skills that employers want. 

Our smaller class sizes also make it easy to get personal, one-on-one attention. We encourage you to visit us and learn why our administrative assistant graduates Finish First!

Click the buttons below to learn more about our on-time graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.

        

Click the tabs below to learn more about our 8-month diploma and 16-month office administration  ASB associate  degree. 

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

During the office administration program, you will see the important role that office administrators play in running an office. 

Opportunities for advancement are plentiful in this career and you can graduate with marketable skills that employers want, including both technical and professional skills. Our smaller class sizes make it easy for you to get to know your teachers and get one-on-one attention.

We promise that, if you perform well, there will be space in classes you need when you need them. You can finish on time and start your career! 

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With our Office Administration programs, you can learn about:

  • Office software and data analysis skills
  • Problem solving and professionalism
  • Presentation development
  • Meeting and event planning 
 

CAREERS

The need for office administrators spans nearly every industry. Overall employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is expected to grow 12% from 2010 to 2020.10As a Bradford School graduate, our career placement department will help you start your career by finding the right job!

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Bradford School graduates work for: 

  • Larger corporations in many sectors
  • Small businesses in a variety of industries
  • Organizations such as governments and associations
 

CURRICULUM

Bradford School offers a 16-month associate in specialized business degree and 8-month diploma. Our curriculum is intended to be hands-on and career focused, with the majority of classes being specific to your office administration career. 

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.391.6810 or fill out our information request form.  

 

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Business Communications I 
  • Business Communications II
  • Business Communications III
  • Oral Communications
  • Written Communications
  • Business Communications IV*
  • Social Media Management*
  • Basic Web Page Development* 
  • Word Processing--Core
  • Electronic Spreadsheets
  • Business Organization*
  • Introduction to Database Management
  • Database Management
  • Data Analysis*
  • Word Processing—Expert
  • Overview of Electronic Office Systems*
  • Advanced Spreadsheets and Electronic Communications
  • Presentation Design and Development
  • Office Procedures I
  • Office Procedures II
  • Keyboarding I
  • Keyboarding II
  • Document Formatting
  • Document Production
  • Advanced Document Production*

*Associate in Specialized Business Degree Only 

 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Bradford School, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $7,690
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Deposit $100
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,520
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $1,570
*Diploma Program is 2 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $7,690
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Deposit $100
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,520
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,459
*Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program is 4 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.bradfordpittsburgh.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. 

Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Bradford School. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were “C” or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Bradford School. Because programs at Bradford School are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. 

Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Bradford School may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. 

Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation. 

Credit Transfer To Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. 

There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Bradford School are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Bradford School are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Bradford School nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. 

A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. 

Bradford School will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.

 

GET STARTED

Our Admissions department is waiting to help you.  We will make it easy!

Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Bradford School student is like!

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As a Bradford Office Administration student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work quickly
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Take hands-on, career driven classes
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!