COURSE CODE AA02
Mon-Thur/4.5 Hour Sessions
Fees & Charges:
Registration Fee $100
Supplies & Materials $200
Total Program Cost $5,000
This training program offers a practical, real-world, hands-on learning experience for those who are seeking to acquire the job skills required to become an administrative assistant. The role of an administrative assistant goes beyond the traditional stereotype of a secretary. These professionals may be responsible for managing calendars, taking meeting minutes, preparing travel arrangements and handling expense reports.
The program offers job training in basic and technical office skills, as well as a variety of general and specialized clerical duties required by every business. This includes, but not limited to typing, ten-key, computer hardware and software concepts, Microsoft Office suite, and good written, oral, telephone, and email communication skills. In addition, the program will teach students how to create and maintain organized files and records, learn good telephone habits, develop strong proofreading and editing skills for grammar and spelling, become competent in the use of basic business math, and acquire a basic knowledge of bookkeeping.
Training Materials and Method:
Classes are both onsite and online with a dedicated instructor. Students are not required to have any prerequisite courses or training. The curriculum and material is covered at a basic level. Students will learn basic administrative assistant skills by performing the actual hands-on, real-world, practical work they would encounter on the job.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to decline 5 percent from 2016 to 2026. Most job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.