PAT program looking for fall students

For those looking to enhance their business knowledge or gain hands-on experience using the latest office software to prepare or advance a career as an administrative support professional, the Professional Administrative Technology (PAT) program at Lee College could be the key to success.

The PAT program leads to either an Associate of Applied Science degree, or three exit-point certificates of completion. With the future expansion of industry in Baytown and beyond, the program offers students the courses, skills and knowledge needed for employment and job advancement in a competitive market.

The number of available administrative positions nationwide is expected to grow by 12 percent by 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Any company can attest to the importance of technology usage in the office,” said instructor Cindy Lewis. “A certificate or degree can make you more marketable and competitive in the workforce.”

Students gain a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office 2013 suite through their PAT classes, which are small with a low student-faculty ratio. The suite includes the most up-to-date versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, among other core programs widely used in a variety of administrative settings. Instructors emphasize one-on-one attention and hands-on learning.

Registration for the fall 2014 semester is now under way, with classes set to begin Aug. 25.

For additional information on the PAT program at Lee College, contact any faculty member: Cindy Lewis, at 281.245.6428 or clewis@lee.edu; Melinda Rose at 281.245.6405 or mrose@lee.edu; or Debbie Sutton at 281.245.6272 or dsutton@lee.edu.