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Program of Study: Administrative Office Systems

Academic Division: Business Division

Student Experiences


Laura Serafini—2008 AOS Honor Graduate

Laura had a 4.0 grade point average and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society. She was hired by Medline even before completing her studies.

"I was a stay-at-home mom for 13 years, so I was nervous about coming back to school. But Lauren and my other instructors were so supportive! After my first class, I gained confidence, and the program has helped me achieve what I set out to do—get a good job. I learned the latest technology, which prepared me well for my current position."

Cinde DeBoer—2008 AOS Honor Graduate

Cinde enjoyed 12 years of her life, staying at home and raising four children. When she realized her secretarial skills were outdated, she decided to enroll in the AOS program at CLC. She is now a full time administrative assistant at a public library.

"When my youngest started first grade, I began a new job at the Antioch Public Library District maintaining organization of the library collection by returning materials to the shelves. More than a year later, I applied for an Administrative Clerk's position within the library, and was accepted. This is when I realized that my secretarial skills were outdated. Computer skills, especially Microsoft Office, were necessary to function within an office environment. I started with Word; Desktop Publishing, Excel and Presentation software were to follow. Once I completed these, I was hooked. I had learned so much that I could apply to my position at the library, that I knew I wanted more. The rest is history. Every subject in the AOS program has taught me new skills to enhance my performance within the office. The entire staff is committed to ensuring that the students know the material. I consider myself lucky to have been taught by such a staff. I now hold the full time administrative assistant's position, and I believe it is largely due to the knowledge I have received in the AOS program."


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