Which Community College program is better for Office work?

I am weighing my schooling options here (both have equal amount of insane debt): Which do office professionals prefer for receptionist/switchboard/office secretary/registrar/data entry professions? Office Assistant Diploma (one year program) Administrative Assistant Degree (2 year program) Office Assistant Diploma(one year program) + Human Resources Certificate (1 semester of 8 courses) The Administrative Assistant Degree would be my school's equivalent to a Business Administrative Associate. Office Assistant Diploma (which I will have this December): Business Professionalism Intro to Computer Bus Apps Business Editing Electronic Records Systems Business Math Intro to Word Processing Document Formatting Advanced Word Processing Information Processing (learned dictation & transcription) Intro to Accounting Office Procedures & Concepts Intermediate Computer Bus Apps Human Relations in Mgmt General Psychology Integrated Computer Bus Apps Business Communications Human Resources Certificate Courses: Principles of Mgmt Work Habits & Absenteeism Human Relations in Mgmt Training & Employee Development Human Resource Mgmt Wage & Salary Administration Business Law I Administrative Assistant Degree: (Office Diploma + these courses): Admin Office Applications Desktop Publishing Office Mgmt PowerPoint Multimedia Internship

Asked By: Anne D - 7/30/2007
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Can you provide links to the actual courses being offered? Sometimes the titles sound good but the content is poor... More
Answered By: elletera - 7/30/2007
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Why not just go for a Business Administration Associates? Stay away from the specialized compartment degrees. This opens you up to many more better opportunities.
Answered By: Pengy - 7/30/2007
Go for the two-year program. If it comes with an actual degree instead of just a certificate, it will open many more doors for you. You could always go back later to further a two-year degree, but there's not really anything you can do to further a certificate... More
Answered By: startwinkle05 - 8/1/2007
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