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Office Management


Office management programs prepare people to supervise and manage the operations and personnel in business offices.

Office management programs include topics such as:


Many career and technical schools as well as most community colleges and two-year schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in office management. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in office management. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

To enter these programs, you should be able to touch-type. You will build typing speed in the program, but you should know the keyboard layout thoroughly before you enter.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

A certificate program in office management typically requires that you study courses such as the following:

Things to Know

Office technology changes constantly. Expect to take classes throughout your career to keep your skills up-to-date.


King-Snohomish Area

Bellevue College

Edmonds Community College

Highline College

Renton Technical College

Spokane Area

Spokane Community College

Tacoma Area

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College Puyallup