Workplace Administrative Assistant (BP/EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The workplace administrative assistant is a valuable member of the office team who is responsible for a variety of activities that support the day-to-day office operations. Workplace administrative assistants will use current software applications in preparing business documents. Basic accounting procedures and excellent interpersonal skills are essential.

Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy, familiarity with the Internet, college-level reading ability, and proficiency in basic mathematics. CPLT1000 or 20 net words a minute on keyboarding assessment test. All students must pass the Computer Literacy assessment test before registering for these courses.

Award Outcomes

Record business transactions.

Compare decision making solutions.

Produce variety of business documents.

Provide solutions using office suite.

Utilize office suite personal information manager.

Differentiate desktop vs. cloud apps.

Compose business documents.

Identify communication styles.

Utilize proofreading and editing skills.

Exhibit detail-oriented skills.

Career Opportunities

Employment may be found with banks, insurance companies, health care facilities, government agencies, educational institutions, retail industries and various service and manufacturing businesses. Information on careers, salary and employment outlook, is available on the iSeek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 17 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1125Excel

3

CCIS1035Word 2016

3

CCIS1080Microsoft Office Productivity Apps 1

3

CCIS1095Microsoft Office 365

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

General Education Required 8 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

ENGL1010Business English

3

 

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

or

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 25

Semester Sequence

Completion of this award may require taking courses at both campuses.  For more information, please contact your faculty program advisor.

Qualifying score on keyboarding assessment test or CLPT1000.

All students must pass the computer literacy assessment test before registering for these courses.

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1035Word 2016

3

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

ENGL1010Business English

3

 

Choose one of the following:

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

Total Credits  12

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

ACCT1125Excel

3

CCIS1080Microsoft Office Productivity Apps 1

3

CCIS1095Microsoft Office 365

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

Total Credits  13

Graduation (25 Credits)

Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy, familiarity with the Internet, college-level reading ability, and proficiency in basic mathematics.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.  This listing is to be used strictly as an advising tool.


6/5/2018 : BP 2121 / EP 2122