Enter the world of office administration by performing and coordinating an office’s administrative activities and storing, retrieving, and integrating information for dissemination to staff and clients. Administrative Assistants perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office. They plan and schedule meetings and appointments as well as organize and maintain paper and electronic files. In addition, they manage projects, conduct research, perform basic accounting tasks, and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, web sites, and e-mail. Administrative Assistants with experience and/or specialized training can advance to Executive Assistants in a variety of fields. The program also prepares students to pass the Microsoft Industry Certification Core and Expert Level Certification exam.

To receive program certification, students must complete all classes within a 2-year time frame. To receive a career technical diploma, students must also provide a high school diploma or high school equivalency.

Program Course Requirements

  • Keyboarding/Data Entry
  • Computer Essentials
  • Social Media for Business
  • Work Essentials
  • Word Advanced
  • Excel Essentials
  • Excel Advanced
  • Financial Accounting
  • Microsoft Access
  • PowerPoint
  • Job Preparation

Certifications Available

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word

Program Cost

  • $1,103 over 12 months

The above cost and time are estimated amounts for the program/pathway.  Your costs may vary. Additional fees may apply.  Program cost includes books, industry certification test fees, and administration fees.  Please see the Course Catalog (pages 12 & 16 - Click Here for Catalog) for further program details and cost information.  You may also call (562) 229-7960 to speak to an Adult School representative.