Administrative Assistant

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Administrative Assistant

Credits required 28


William Berardi

Program contact

Carol Martin, Department Chair and Professor of Office Administration, ext. 2408

Program Code: OC

Program Goals Statement

This advanced-level certificate helps upgrade skills to improve job opportunity. Students examine the latest office technologies and procedures, learn the advanced functions of Microsoft Office software and speech recognition software, and develop database and writing skills. If you have no working experience of Microsoft Office software, choose the Office Support certificate program.

Program Information

  • Transfer credits for any course in the Office Administration Department must be approved by the Office Administration Department Chairperson.
  • This advanced-level certificate provides the most up-to-date training that addresses the fast-changing computer needs of today’s offices. The advanced level of skills developed provides excellent job mobility.
  • Credits from the Office Support certificate program transfer into the Administrative Assistant certificate program and the Executive Administrative Assistant degree program.
  • Cooperative Education (CED 210) is highly recommended before graduation.


  • In addition to the requirements of this program, it is recommended that students enroll in CED 210 - Cooperative Work Experience after completion of the OFC courses listed in the program. Students may gain valuable work experience by enrolling in CED 210 which places students in office positions related to their academic program.
  • Students must type 30 wpm and have working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Program Requirements

Program Courses

ACC 114Introduction to QuickBooks Pro

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

OFC 150Speech Recognition

3 credits

OFC 214Advanced Microsoft Word

3 credits

OFC 215Records Management

3 credits

OFC 255Executive Office Procedures

3 credits

OFC 260Writing Skills for the Administrative Assistant

3 credits

OFC 262Desktop Publishing Projects and Web Design

3 credits

OFC 266Administrative Office Management

3 credits

OFC 294Office Administration Colloquium

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:28

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101, OFC 150, OFC 214, OFC 215, OFC 255

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ACC 114, OFC 262, OFC 266, OFC 294, OFC 260

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