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Office Administration Program Coming To Hill College’s Hillsboro Campus

06.16.16

Hill College is making preparations to bring its Office Administration Program to the college’s Hillsboro campus. The program, currently taught online and at the Johnson County campus in Cleburne, is slated to begin this fall in Hill County.

            The college decided to expand the program in order to provide more opportunities in fast-track technical training while addressing the need for office assistants in the area. Administrative assistants represent a targeted occupation for the Heart of Texas (HOT) Workforce Solutions, which includes Hill County with services to job seekers and employers. Targeted occupations support local, growing industries.

            “We’re very excited to be offering this program this fall in Hill County,” said Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm. “As someone who began her career as a secretary, this program holds a special place for me. The skills a person learns as an administrative assistant can provide a good foundational career that can grow in a number of directions.”

            The college plans to teach its first certificate, Office Support I, for Fall 2016 Semester. This 18-credit-hour program consists of six courses: Beginning Keyboarding, Job Search Skills, Business Math, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Learning Frameworks, and either Business English or Medical Terminology.

            The classes will be taught in the afternoons and will be scheduled so that a student can complete the entire certificate, should they attend as full-time students. Students also have the option to take classes part-time.

            To enroll in the program, persons should first apply to Hill College, which can be done at ApplyTexas.org.

            Depending upon enrollment for the fall, the college may offer its Office Support II program in the summer, which is a 36-credit-hour program that includes an additional six courses.

            For more information about the program, interested persons should contact interim program coordinator Helen Rose at 254.659.7912 or hrose@hillcollege.edu.