Advanced Certificate

This program provides comprehensive preparation for individuals who are currently employed as office assistants and who wish to advance their careers in office administration by upgrading their skills. Providing the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as a high-level administrative assistant or executive assistant in the public or private sector, this advanced certificate builds on skills developed in the Administrative Assistant I certificate program.

In the Administrative Assistant II program, emphasis is placed on the expanding duties of an administrative assistant, and on the necessity of acquiring an in-depth knowledge of integrated software applications for the office. While mastering the technical knowledge essential for the office professional, students will also learn office management and organizational principles. Additionally, the program provides opportunities for skill enhancement in information processing, basic financial management, electronic presentations, and office administration. Upon completion of this program, the student will receive an advanced certificate as an administrative assistant.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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