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Business Administration:

Business administration is a term used to describe a set of activities necessary to maintain the level of operations within business organizations. The administration of a business includes the performance or management of business operations and decision making, as well as the efficient organization of people and other resources, to direct activities toward common goals and objectives. In general, administration refers to the broader management function, including the associated finance, personnel and MIS services.


Local Professional Profiles: $10 – $13/hour (average entry level wage)

VERONICA WEIR - Assistant to the Associate Dean of Business Manufacturing and Technology at North Central Michigan College North Central Michigan College - Associate of Applied Science in Oce Administrative Services

VERONICA WEIR – Assistant to the Associate Dean of Business Manufacturing and
Technology at North Central Michigan College
North Central Michigan College – Associate of Applied Science in Office Administrative Services

“Northern Michigan has always been my home, so being able to take the skills I learned here at North Central and apply them to a position where I could stay local, close to family, and help support others has always been my ultimate goal.”

  • DAILY TASKS
    – Manage and distribute information within an office
    – Answer phones, take memos, maintain files
    – Send and receive correspondence
    – Process student requests and finance forms
    – Use Quickbooks for data entry on a daily basis
    – Send or pay bills on the behalf of the college
    – Prepare mailings
    – Coordinate calendars and schedules
  • CAREER JOURNEY
    – Graduated from North Central Michigan College with an Associate of Applied Science in Office Administrative Services
    – Applied for the position through North Central’s website
    – Began working directly after graduating from her program

SINASTA COLUCCI - Administrative Assistant at Michael Enterprises North Central Michigan College - Certicate of Development in Bookkeeping

SINASTA COLUCCI – Administrative Assistant at Michael Enterprises
North Central Michigan College – Certificate of Development in Bookkeeping

“I learned a few things from this program that I had expected to learn, like computer-assisted accounting, business math, and principles of accounting, but I also learned a few things that I hadn’t expected, like employ-ability skills and customer service.”

  • DAILY TASKS
    – Manage and distribute information within an office
    – Answer phones, take memos, maintain files
    – Send and receive correspondence
    – Greet clients and customers
    – Use Quickbooks for data entry on a daily basis
    – Send or pay bills on the behalf of the company
    – Prepare mailings
  • CAREER JOURNEY
    – Graduated from North Central Michigan College with a Certificate of Development in Bookkeeping
    – Received and accepted an oer for a job position as an Administrative Assistant ten days after graduating

Business Service Programs in the Area:

Accounting Assistant – (C) – North Central Michigan College

Bookkeeping – (CD) – North Central Michigan College

Accounting – (AAS) – North Central Michigan College

Accounting – (AB) – Baker College – Cadillac

Accounting – (BBA) – Baker College – Cadillac

Accounting – (MBA) – Baker College – Cadillac

Along with higher education facilities, our local school systems offer the following Career and Technical Education programs:

Business Administration and Management – (CTE) – Char-Em ISD


CTE – Career and Technical Education
C – Certificate

CD – Certificate of Development
AAS – Associate of Applied Science
AB – Associate of Business
BBA – Bachelor of Business Administration
MBA – Master of Business Administration


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Administrative Assistant-Weir

WEB - Administrative Assistant (SC)

Administrative Assistant-Colucci

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