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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Program completers will define and explain basic accounting and/or financial operations of a business.
  2. Program completers will demonstrate the ability to use Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel or current industry software applications in a business environment.

Core Requirements

Complete 18 units

BIM 038

Office Technologies

3

BIM 081

Records Management and Filing

3

BUS 015

Excel Spreadsheets

3

BUS 017

Business English

3

BUS 017B

Advanced Business Communications

3

CSA 035

Multimedia Presentations

3

Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 3 units selected from:

BUS 001A

Principles of Accounting

5

BUS 010A

Bookkeeping

3

Area B - Complete 5 units selected from:

BUS 030

Supervision and Human Relations

3

BUS 006/
COM ST 006

Business and Professional Communication

3

or

 

 

COM ST 001A

Fundamentals of Speech

3

or

 

 

COM ST 003

Interpersonal Communication

3

or

 

 

COM ST 007

Intercultural Communication

3

CSP 043A

Database Design and Implementation

3

 

(CSP 043A is equivalent to CS 043A)

 

GUID 033

Job Seeking Skills

1

Minimum Units Required: 26

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.