Producing the Associate Expert of Office and Secretary Administration who are able to manage the office and upholding the Professional Ethics.
The Graduates are expected to have a high technical capability (skilled) in the tasks implementation in office and secretarial administration.
Office and Secretary Administration Studies Program of Vocational UI is in collaboration with IAPA (Indonesian Administrative Professional Association) which is a forum of practitioners who work in the administration. Secretary is an profession. According to the old paradigm, the identical role of secretary is seen as the person who handling dictation, good at typing, or other paperwork.
Nowadays, the function and role of secretary has changed drastically. The term has changed to “Administrative Assistant” as the position of secretary defined by PSI (Professional Secretaries International) which handles administrative and information needed by leadership. In August 1998, through a conference in Atlanta, Georgia, they decided to change the organization of PSI into IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals).
IAAP defines the position of Administrative Professionals as an profession who has expertise in the field offices, has the ability to assume responsibility without superior instruction, has initiative and self-control, and decision-maker within the scope of the responsibilities which given.
Career path of Secretary are: junior administrative assistant, administrative assistants, senior administrative assistant, executive assistant to the office manager.
With the career path of secretary, it will provide an opportunity for the secretary to enhance its capabilities. Each careerpath is determined by their competence.
The skills is to get a professional administrative positions, including communication skills (listening, speaking and writing), human relations skills, decision making skills, technology skills, and life-long learning skills.