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Administrative Assistant Certificate

applied business technology


The Administrative Assistant Certificate is completed over an eight-month period and prepares students for employment in a variety of office positions. Emphasis is placed on developing a student's communication, software application and accounting skills and their ability to work effectively as part of a team.

After completing the Administrative Assistant Certificate, graduates can pursue the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) or Organizational Management (OM) designation. They can also ladder into the Executive Assistant Diploma and then possibly a business degree either on-campus or online.

Those who complete just the Fall Semester courses will be awarded a Business Fundamentals Certificate. This will qualify graduates for some entry-level office administration positions, but further study is recommended.

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