Office Professionals Program


Lisa Earp, Office Professionals Program Coordinator
Office: WH-006 | 217-234-5356 | learp@lakelandcollege.edu

Kathleen Daugherty, Office Professionals-Medical Program Coordinator
Office: WH-011 | 217-234-5355 | kdaugherty@lakelandcollege.edu


A highly skilled office assistant is a valued member of the office management team. You perform and organize office duties using a variety of process data, compose correspondence and reports, prepare budgets, and handle accounting activities. Additionally, your computer and management skills may be put to use in training, supervising, evaluating, and delegating responsibilities.

As an office assistant you should have sharp language arts skills and polished communication skills. You enjoy working with people and have a natural gift for interpersonal relations. You also enjoy working with computers and keeping pace with the newest developments in office automation. Flexible, adaptable skills are the keys to your success in the constantly changing field which still places great value on interpersonal skills.


Office Professionals Options

The Office Professionals program offers you two learning alternatives. You can choose a two-year associate degree or a certificate:


Office Assistant Executive Degree

Students will be highly trained to work in a variety of offices performing administrative support responsibilities. They will complete coursework in Microsoft Office software, notetaking, legal terminology, desktop publishing, web design, document formatting, and accounting. Students will also develop interpersonal and communication skills. The internship provides students with a realistic work experience. Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
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Office Assistant Legal Degree

Students will be highly trained to work in a variety of legal offices and court systems performing administrative support responsibilities. They will complete coursework in Microsoft Office software, notetaking, legal terminology, legal justice systems, desktop publishing, document formatting, and accounting. Students will also develop interpersonal and communication skills. The internship provides students with a realistic work experience. Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
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Office Assistant Medical Degree

Students will be highly trained to work in a variety of medical offices, hospitals, and clinics performing administrative support responsibilities. They will complete coursework in Microsoft Office software, notetaking, medical terminology, medical billing and coding, medical software, desktop publishing, document formatting, and accounting. Students will also develop interpersonal and communication skills. The internship provides students with a realistic work experience. Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
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Medical Coding & Health Information Degree

This program will prepare students for management positions in health information. Students are instructed in medical ethics, coding, information technology, statistics, management, and medical reimbursement. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to sit for medical coding exams available through national organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
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Office Manager

Students will be highly trained to work in a variety of offices with managerial responsibilities, coordinating services, and supervising staff. They will complete coursework in Microsoft Office software, notetaking, desktop publishing, web design, management, document formatting, and accounting. Students will also develop interpersonal and communication skills. The internship provides students with a realistic work experience. Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
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Office Receptionist

Students will be trained for an entry level office position. They will complete coursework in Microsoft Office software, keyboarding, document formatting, and accounting. Students will also develop interpersonal and communication skills. All courses apply toward one of the Office Assistant degrees. Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
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Medical Transcriptionist Certificate

prepares graduates for a career in the growing medical field. In this intensive one-year program students will gain knowledge of medical terminology, medical transcription, medical insurance and coding procedures in addition to the latest advances in computer software and office procedures. Students gain hands-on experience through a three-hour internship.

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Office Support Specialist Certificate

Students will complete coursework in Microsoft Office software, keyboarding, document formatting, and accounting to prepare for an office support position. All courses apply toward one of the Office Assistant degrees.

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Medical Coding Specialist Certificate (Online)

Medical Coding Special Certificate presents a comprehensive study of both diagnostic and procedural medical coding using nationally recognized ICD9CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding. It prepares the student for employment as a coding specialist in hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, long-term and home health care facilities. Coding specialists are also employed by consulting firms, coding and billing services, insurance companies, and governmental agencies. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to pass coding exams available through national organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

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Office Support Specialist - Medical

Students will complete coursework in Microsoft Office software, keyboarding, document formatting, and accounting to prepare for an office support position. In addition, students will take courses in medical terminology, medical insurance and coding, and medical transcription. All courses apply toward one of the Office Assistant degrees. Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

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Office Support Specialist - Microsoft Office

Students will complete coursework that focuses on Microsoft Office software, keyboarding, and document formatting to prepare for an office support position. All courses apply toward one of the Office Assistant degrees. Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

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