AA in Office Administration

Add to the opportunities awaiting you in the business field! Combine an associate degree from Washburn University with training provided by Washburn Tech's Business Bookkeeping and Accounting program. Business and accounting clerks play a vital role in every industry. Bookkeeping clerks calculate expenses, receipts, profits and loss plus accounts payable and receivable. By earning an associate degree at Washburn, you will learn more about math, communication, history and psychology. That knowledge will not only enhance the technical skills you have learned, but position you for continuing your education at Washburn University. Options include a bachelor's degree or even a Master's in Business Administration. The sky's the limit! An added bonus is the cost. Washburn Tech students, pursuing an eligible associate degree at Washburn, may qualify for reduced tuition. Enroll now and start your path toward the corner office.

Career Forecast Stable OutlookAverage Salary $35,250on campus

Office Administration Associate Degree

Students in Washburn Tech's Business Bookkeeping & Accounting program earn a certificate by completing 48-credit hours on the Washburn Tech campus. To earn an associate degree in Industrial Technology 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 serve as a successful formula 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: stable outlook
Employment of bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks is projected to decline 6 percent from 2019 to 2029. With more automation of routine tasks, bookkeepers are expected to take on a more analytical and advisory role over the decade. For example, rather than entering data by hand, bookkeepers will focus on analyzing their clients’ books and pointing out potential areas for efficiency gains.

Experienced Salary


Essential Qualities

attention to detail
integrity & transparency
good communication

Projected Job Openings


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