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Administrative Assistant Certificate

Teacher and students at presentation.

Adriane Champagne
Madison Monroe Educational Building, Office 207
(409) 984-6416

The Administrative Assistant program will prepare students in all aspects of working in the office, including integrated applications, desktop publishing, telephone and listening techniques, time management, records management, electronic records, human relations, oral and written business communications, calendar control, and the profession's ethical code. Computer skills include word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation and telecommunication applications. 

Students are also taught to prioritize tasks, schedule appointments, prepare budgets, maintain databases, and develop spreadsheets. In some offices, administrative assistants are responsible for maintaining the company's website or preparing the company newsletter. In addition, students (seeking the two-year degree) will spend one semester interning at an area business. 

Students are encouraged to become members of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. They are also encouraged to become certified as administrative professionals. 

Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Year
Fall Semester
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
POFI 1349/
ITSW 1304
Spreadsheets or
Introduction to Spreadsheets
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I 3
POFT 1313 Professional Workforce Preparation 3
Spring Semester
ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word Processing 3
ITSW 2334 Advanced Spreadsheets 3
MDCA 1205 Medical Law and Ethics 2
POFI 2350 Databases 3
POFT 1321 Business Math 3
POFT 2312/
ITSW 1310
Business Correspondence & Communication or
Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software
Total 30
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