Administrative Assistant Certificate

This certificate program prepares students for administrative assistant positions in business offices. Emphasis is on the development of communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills; and the use of current web tools and software application programs. The program provides training for students in entry-level positions as well as for those who are upgrading existing skills.

(Major Code 5320; State CIP Code 52.0401)

Prerequisite for Required Courses

Note: Prior to beginning the program, the student must take the following prerequisite, or have taken the equivalent transfer course, or have passed the waiver test (if applicable), or have obtained a waiver from the department.

BOT 101Keyboarding0-1
Total Hours0-1

First Semester

BOT 103Business English and Proofreading3
BOT 105Business Document Preparation and Management*3
BOT 130Business Office Procedures3
CPCA 128PC Applications: MS Office3
BUS 121Introduction to Business3
Total Hours15

Second Semester

BOT 205Workplace Professionalism1
CPCA 118Groupware: Outlook*1
CPCA 121Introduction to Project Management*1
CPCA 228PC Applications II: MS Office*3
BOT 260Desktop Publishing for the Office*3
BUS 140Principles of Supervision3
or BUS 141 Principles of Management
BUS 225Human Relations3
Total Hours15

Total Program Hours: 30-31