Administrative Assistant


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2013 - 2014 Academic Catalog

Administrative Assistant

  • Advanced Skill Set Certificate

Lawler, Nancy

Assistant Dean, School of Business Aviation & Technology
Program Coordinator, Office Management & Technology
Coordinator/Contact, Electrical Utility Technology
Professor, Office Management and Technology
202b Engineering Technology Building
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont
Program Purpose: 

The Administrative Assistant Advanced Skill Set is designed to help individuals sharpen their skills for today’s office setting. It is also designed to assist individuals who are making the transition from secretarial to administrative assistant/supervisory positions.

For Administrative Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree see “Office Management and Technology”

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this skill set, graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Satisfy desired employer expectations in the skills and knowledge of communication, computation, and human relations necessary for professionals in workplace office settings
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Excel, Access, and Word
  • Differentiate and explain terminology of business principles

This program will benefit both traditional and nontraditional students who wish to gain skills specific to the changing technology in today’s office setting. The enhanced skills students will gain may be used for job advancement as well as new employment opportunities.  Many students choose to continue their education toward an Associate degree after completion of this Skill Set Certificate.

Notice to Students: 

This program alone does not qualify for financial aid.  Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an Associate or Certificate of Applied Science degree major of study in which the courses are embedded. 


Program Total Credit Hours: 
18 CHs
Program Specific Required Coursework: 
9 CHs

BUSN 2210

Human Relations in Business
Program Specific Elective Coursework: 
9 CHs

INFO 1100

Computer Concepts and Applications

OFAD 2232

Word Processing Applications

OFAD 2240

Administrative Office Procedures

Students must choose 1 of the following courses: ACCT 1100, BUSN 1141, INFO 2220.

Students must choose 2 of the following courses: INFO 1100, OFAD 1100, OFAD 2232, OFAD 2233, OFAD 2240.

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