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This one-year certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment in today’s computerized business office. It also provides retraining for those interested in career changes or in upgrading their current skills. In addition, the program is designed to allow the student to move directly into a two-year Administrative Assistant program without a loss of credit.

Graduation Requirements (30-32 credits)

After successfully completing the requirements of the Office Assistant Certificate Program, a student should be prepared to:

Demonstrate the ability to accurately perform document management skills.
Analyze and evaluate data and information.
Create and maintain a variety of databases, spreadsheets, and business correspondence.
Demonstrate the ability to apply a variety of business concepts to real-world office situations.
Demonstrate the ability to use a variety of commercial software packages with proficiency.
Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate through oral and written techniques.