Business Specialist - Office Management

Are you ready to be sitting at a desk in an office organizing paperwork, greeting customers, and managing all the things that make an office run efficiently?  Then we are ready to lead your way to a Life.Changing. career in Office Management at Indian Hills!

Campus Ottumwa Campus
Entry Term Fall & Spring
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)


An office manager is responsible for anything and everything that can affect the quality of life for an office’s environment. An efficient office manager is one of the greatest assets to any office. Our program at Indian Hills is designed to not only give you software skills, accounting knowledge, and management techniques—the skills and experience needed to become an office manager—but it will also prepare you for any other administrative positions in an office as well! Few roles could be as essential to an office as that of an office manager. Join our program today, and become the Life.Changing. force running the office of a business you love.


What you will learn:
  • Microsoft Office software skills (including certification opportunities)
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Computer Accounting (Quickbooks)
  • Professional formatting of office documents (letters, memos, reports, etc.)
  • Keyboarding and 10-key speed and accuracy
  • Professional office procedures
  • Transcription from dictation
  • Written and verbal communications, with an emphasis on spelling and grammar accuracy
  • Administrative procedures for office managers
  • General education courses in the math, science, English, and cultural fields


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Business Specialist Office Management Program Details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as an Administrative Office Manager, Administrative Assistant, or Administrative Professional!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Jenny and Tish!

howkJenny Howk, Program Director, Business
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1820 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1820



Tish Burgus, Associate Professor, Business Specialist
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641)-683-5111, ext. 1755 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1755