Administrative Assistant Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as administrative assistants. It provides students computer literacy skills, a solid foundation in Microsoft Windows and Office, as well as business communication and employability skills that are needed for success in the workplace.

Major/Program Requirements

Career and Academic Pathways

Required Courses:

CIS 091Essential Technology Skills for College and Career Success


CIS 095Employability Skills for Technical Careers


CIS 101Introduction to Computer and Information Technology


CIS 106Spreadsheet Concepts and Application with Excel


BUSAD 145 or COMMST 145Business Communication


Total Credit Hours: 15.00

A student receiving a certificate in this field will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a significant understanding of the fundamental concepts of accounting, business law, economics, communication, and marketing.
  • Produce clearly written, concise analyses, and deliver clear, well-organized, persuasive oral presentations.
  • Use accounting information to make informed decisions about the internal operations of a company.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role planning, organizing, leading and controlling plays in organizational success.
  • Identify and apply ethical principles in management decision making.
  • Describe what marketing entails and shows how the components are implemented.
  • Analyze, interpret and present economic data.