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Administrative Information Services program provides opportunities for students

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Administrative Information Services program provides opportunities for students

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—EAC’s Administrative Information Services (AIS) program is designed to educate students interested in a career working side-by-side with business owners, managers, or executives in accounting, report writing, presenting, and managing databases. “In this day and age,” explained AIS Instructor Dana Barnett, “there is really no such thing as ‘entry-level’ office jobs. You need to be able to hit the ground running—especially where the computer is concerned.”

That’s why Eastern Arizona College offers a flexible schedule of classes which prepares students to go out into the workforce and be an asset to any company. Classes included in the program include: keyboarding, records management, transcription, office equipment, the office professional, medical transcription, legal transcription, word processing (Microsoft Word), advanced office applications, multimedia (electronic task management), digital imaging, internet, desktop publishing, andintegrated business projects.

Eastern offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Information Services as well as a two-semester certificate in Office Assistant. Both programs will prepare students to take the Microsoft Office Certification exams which look great on a resume.

“From there, students can go anywhere,” said Barnett. “They can branch into administrative/executive assistant, accounting, medical transcription, desktop publishing, and legal work.”

For more information about the Administrative Information Services programs at Eastern, contact Barnett at 428-8422. Many of the classes can be accomplished around existing work schedules or online. Classes begin January 10. ###