Business Office Technology Administrative Assistant Option
Associate in Science
A career as an administrative assistant requires preparation in business skills, general education, and administrative capability. Required skills include such techniques as keyboarding, records management, and word processing that must be mastered in order to achieve competence in basic office work. General background is acquired in liberal arts courses and business courses. Administrative capability involves the knowledge and use of problem-solving techniques.
This is a skill-oriented sequence for students who do not wish to pursue an associate degree option. However, credits earned as part of this certificate program may be applied to the associate degree options in Business Office Technology. This program is tailored to meet individual needs. Students with excellent keyboarding skills may substitute electives for keyboarding courses. Emphasis is placed on the basic clerical skills: keyboarding, machine transcription, word processing, and English skills.