New enrollments are no longer being accepted for the Administrative Assistant certificate.

For students already enrolled for this certificate, please see your academic advisor for information about completing your program.

Overview

Qualified administrative assistants increasingly take on responsibilities once reserved for managers and professional staff, and those with strong software skills have a competitive advantage in the employment market. Qualifications will include training in the following areas:
  • Accounting and QuickBooks
  • Intregrated software projects
  • Document editing
  • Advanced computer applications
Strong computer skills enable students to be competitive in a variety of settings. Good communication skills and a strong portfolio contribute to earning power as students continue their education.

Career Opportunities

The demand for administrative assistants continues to be strong. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks the occupation among those with the largest number of job openings. This is an excellent quick entry into an entry unto the job market in an administrative assistant position.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, successful graduates will be able to
  • Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner.
  • Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles.
  • Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools.
  • Comprehend and think critically to solve problems.
  • Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and life-long learning opportunities.
  • Complete a variety of business tasks using computer skills.
  • Finalize business documents.
  • Control the flow of information in the office using organizational skills and records management principles.
  • Respond professionally to customers.
  • Use a variety of office equipment efficiently.
  • Complete basic accounting functions.
  • Prepare for Meetings
  • Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes, portfolios, and interviews

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