AA in Office Administration

A well-rounded education enhances your opportunities as a legal office professional. By combining an associate degree from Washburn University with a certificate from Washburn Tech, you can move a step ahead in the job market. Legal secretaries often perform clerical duties such as typing, transcribing and filing. In some settings, they often play a pivotal role by communicating with clients and legal office staff. By earning an associate degree, you will learn skills that compliment the hands-on education provided at Washburn Tech. You will learn more about communication, psychology, math and history. An added bonus is the cost. Washburn Tech students, pursuing an eligible associate degree at Washburn, may qualify for reduced tuition. Enroll now and make a wise investment in yourself.

Career Forecast Declining OutlookAverage Salary $37,320on campus

Office Administration Associate Degree

Students in Washburn Tech's Legal Office Professional program earn a certificate by completing 48-credit hours on the Washburn Tech campus. To earn an associate degree in Office Administration at Washburn, students complete an additional 27-credit hours on the main campus. You must begin working on your associate degree within six years of the Washburn Tech certificate date. You also must complete Washburn's associate degree requirements within six years of your start date at Washburn. Some Washburn University courses may have prerequisites or require placement scores.

Why pursue an associate degree at Washburn? The courses you complete make a solid case for a well-rounded education.

  • Technology courses will introduce you to the development of technology and its impact on today's world.
  • Communication courses will help you better communicate with employers, employees and people in general.
  • Psychology courses will help you better understand people's actions.
  • English courses will assist in writing a resume or in an office setting.
  • Music and/or art courses help relay the benefits of relaxation and hobbies.
  • Math courses will boost your skills when taking measurements and making calculations.
  • History and political courses explore what is happening around the globe and how you can participate.

One of the top benefits is the cost! Students who are concurrently enrolled in 12-credit hours at Washburn Tech are eligible for reduced tuition while completing their associate degree at Washburn University. To ensure you enroll in eligible courses, check with the WU School of Applied Studies advisor for more information at nicole.vavra@washburn.edu.

Jobs & Opportunities

CAREER FORECAST: declining outlook
Overall employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to decline 9% from 2019 to 2029. Most job openings are expected to come from the need to replace secretaries and administrative assistants who leave the occupation.

Experienced Salary


Top Qualities

interpersonal skills
attention to detail
problem solver
time manager

Projected Job Openings


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