Office Specialist


This program will prepare students for employment as Office Professionals. Students will develop technology and critical thinking skills crucial to ensuring organization success. They will learn to provide critical support to organization leaders such as administrators, executives, and managers by keeping current on the 3 T’s: Terminology, Trends, and Technology.  Students will also learn employability and soft skills including customer relations and support.

Students should chose this career pathway and start their educational journey at Riverland Community College.  We have collaborated with local industry partners to create a program that meets their hiring needs.  Currently there are more high wage jobs with benefits available than graduates.

Location: Albert Lea, 100% Online
Program Starts: Fall and Spring starts available.
Course Plan: One Semester
Faculty: Sherry Vietor

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Office Specialist program page at

Required Core Courses (16 credits)

BUSO1620 Introduction to Computer 2 CR
BUSO1625 Business Communication I 3 CR
BUSO1648 Word Processing (Word) 3 CR
BUSO1607 Keyboarding Basics 1 CR
BUSO1604 Keyboarding I 3 CR
CCLS1000 First Year Experience 1 CR
GSCL1270 Employment Search Skills 1 CR
GSCM1510 Workplace Human Relations 2 CR