Virtual Office Professional

M State's Virtual Office Professional certificate program provides instruction for marketable services including word processing, presentation and publication development, Internet research, marketing strategies, date collection and input, and spreadsheet preparation.

Our 29-credit program will provide you with the administrative and organizational skills to successfully launch and market a home-based business. Complete the program entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses in Detroit Lakes. You also will have access to business start-up services through Business & Entrepreneurial Services on the Detroit Lakes campus.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Overview of the virtual office professionalindustry
  • Administrative and organizational skills needed to launch a home-based business, along with needed equipment
  • Proficiency in computer skills for office tasks
  • Web technologies for creating and sharing user-generated online content
  • Professional etiquette in the virtual environment
  • Creation of a business plan
  • Strategies for marketing your business


Why M State

  • The college offers an exceptional educationalvalue
  • Small class sizes mean personalized, hands-on instruction
  • Convenient option of online or on-campus courses
  • Access to expertise and support through Business & Entrepreneurial Services

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Virtual Office Professional


Required courses for the VOP certificate

  • Spreadsheet Applications
  • Word Processing
  • Administrative Project Management
  • Office Graphics and Presentations
  • Trends in Office Technology
  • Business Plan Development
  • Introduction to Computer Technology
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Virtual office professionals can fill the role of

  • Administrative professional
  • Executive assistant
  • Meeting planner
  • Travel planner
  • Marketing assistant
  • Newsletter editor
  • Technical support

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Last modified: July 20th, 2015 at 03:24pm