Administrative Support Assistant
Offered at the Following Campuses
The Administrative Support Assistant certificate program prepares individuals to provide administrative support under the supervision of office managers, executive assistants, and other office personnel.
The standard curriculum for the Administrative Support Assistant certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program any semester. The certificate generally takes 2 semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 20 credit hours.
Approved Electives: ACCT 1105, ACCT 1120, ACCT 2140, BUSN 1100, BUSN 1190, BUSN 1250, BUSN 1320, BUSN 1330, BUSN 1410, BUSN 1420, BUSN 1430, BUSN 2160, BUSN 2190, BUSN 2240, BUSN 2250, BUSN 2340, BUSN 2370, CIST 1001, CIST 1130, CIST 1601, CIST 2127, CIST 2128, MGMT 1105, MGMT 1110, MGMT 1115, MGMT 1120, MGMT 1125, MGMT 2115, MGMT 2120, MGMT 2130, MKTG 1100
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisite: COMP 1000 or Guided Elective) Emphasizes essential skills required for the business office. Topics include office protocol, time management, telecommunications and telephone techniques, office equipment, workplace mail, records management, travel/meeting arrangements, electronic mail, and workplace documents.
(Prerequisite: COMP 1000 or Guided Elective) This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use word processing software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Minimal document keying will be necessary as students will work with existing documents to learn the functions and features of the word processing application. Topics and assignments will include: word processing concepts, customizing documents, formatting content, working with visual content, organizing content, reviewing documents, sharing and securing content.
(Prerequisites: The ability to key 25 gross words a minute on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors, COMP 1000 or guided elective) (Co-requisites: COMP 1000 or guided elective) Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) This course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include introductions to computer and digital terminology and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.