Administrative Assistant, Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Administrative Assistant Certificate, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and training for employment available in private industry, non-profit organizations, and government offices for the following positions: Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Office Professional, Executive Secretary; demonstrates his or her ability to plan and organize meetings, maintain schedules and calendars, make travel arrangements, and communicate effectively orally; manage document input, output, storage, and retrieval; prepare, write, and process a variety of business documents; prepare business presentations; and use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Minimum Units Required: 34.5

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester

Units

BUS 017A

Beginning Business Communications

3

BIM 002

Advanced Keyboarding: Document Formatting

3.5

BIM 081

Records Management and Filing

3

Second Semester

BUS 001A

Principles of Accounting

5

 

or

 

BUS 010A

Bookkeeping

3

BUS 017B

Advanced Business Communications

3

CSA 035

Multimedia Presentations

3

BIM 007A

MS Word: Beginning Concepts and Applications

3

Third Semester

BUS 015

Computer Spreadsheets for Accounting

2

BIM 007B

MS Word: Advanced Concepts and Applications

3

BIM 038

Office Technologies

3

Electives

See Group I Below

5

Electives:

(minimum of 5 units from the following)

BUS 030

Supervision and Human Relations

3

BIM 023P

Beginning Desktop Publishing, Using PageMaker

2

BIM 031

Electronic Calculation

3

 

or

 

BIM 032A

Beginning Office Calculation

1

 

and

 

BIM 032B

Intermediate Office Calculation

1

 

and

 

BIM 032C

Advanced Office Calculation

1

CSP 043A

Database Design

3

 

(CSP 043A is equivalent to CS 043A)

 

CSA 045

Microsoft Windows

1

 

(CSA 045 is equivalent to CS 045)

 

GUID 033

Job Seeking Skills

1

COM ST 001A

Fundamentals of Speech

3

 

or

 

BUS 006/
COM ST 006

Business and Professional Communication

3

 

or

 

COM ST 003

Interpersonal Communication

3

 

or

 

COM ST 007

Intercultural Communication

3

Minimum Units 34.5