Business Specialist

Behind every good business, is a GREAT Business Specialist! Being able to master the skills to get you to become a successful part of an office environment in a short-term training program at Indian Hills is Life.Changing!

Campus Ottumwa & Centerville Campuses
Entry Term Any Term
Length of Program 3 Terms (9 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Diploma


The Office Assistant is one of the most vital team members in a business. The Business Specialist program at Indian Hills Community College is an excellent opportunity for you to obtain skills and enter the job market in any office area, including the medical, legal, accounting, manufacturing, insurance and education fields. The best part is that the program can be completed in only nine months (three terms) or on an extended basis.


What you will learn:
  • Microsoft Office software skills (including certification opportunities)
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Computer Accounting (QuickBooks)
  • Professional formatting of office documents (letters, memos, reports, etc.)
  • Keyboarding and 10-key speed and accuracy
  • Professional office procedures
  • Written and verbal communications with an emphasis on spelling and grammar accuracy


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Business Specialist Program Details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a Receptionist, Administrative Assistant, or Clerical Assistant!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Tish!

tishTish Reck, Instructor, Business Specialist
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641)-683-5111, ext. 1755 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1755 
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