Administrative assistants: the backbone of every office
Without well-trained people to handle essential daily activities, the job simply wouldn't get done. Administrative assistants work in every imaginable industry and sector, managing crucial areas such as appointments, correspondence, travel, office files, and equipment. At ACC, students receive extensive training in software applications, writing and editing, keyboarding, and interpersonal management. That's why graduates approach their interviews with the confidence that comes from a superior education. And thanks to a number of "Flex Entry" courses that require limited classroom attendance, great training is within reach for everyone.
Associate of Applied Science Degrees and three-semester Certificates are available in the following areas:
- Administrative Assistant
- Legal Administrative Assistant
- Medical Administrative Assistant
ACC offers one to three semester Certificates in these areas:
- Office Assistant
- Software Applications Specialist
- Medical Office Assistant
What skills can I gain?
Students develop expertise in Microsoft Office applications; keyboarding; rules of grammar, spelling, composition and editing; and interpersonal office procedures such as managing the flow of work and stress levels. Legal Administrative Assistant students study legal terminology and document processing, as well as transcription and dictation techniques specific to law. Medical Administrative Assistant students focus on medical terminology, coding, and office procedures specific to medicine.
*Flex Entry classes are available for many of the program's computer course requirements. These are traditional courses offered in a non-traditional setting, similar to ACC's distance learning classes. Flex Entry classes have no mandatory attendance, only requirements to submit work and take exams at the Eastview Campus's Flex-Lab. An orientation is required for Flex Entry classes; the letters "TBA" in Office Administration course listings indicate that it's a Flex Entry class.
How long will it take to earn a degree or certificate?
Full-time students typically require at least two years to complete an associate degree. The amount of time needed to complete the certificates varies widely, but most programs require at least two to three semesters.
Where can I work with this education?
Office Administration is a growing area of employment and the foreseeable job outlook is favorable. Administrative assistants work in every kind of office setting, and well-qualified applicants can have their choice of fields or industries in which to work.