May 25, 2018  

Office and Administrative Services: Administrative Assistant

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(B81) Certificate

The administrative assistant certificate program is designed to provide a student with a course of study for entry into the world of business. The program emphasizes specific job skills in typing. Work toward the office and administrative services degree can be completed at a future date according to the individual student’s need.

Work and Employment

Administrative assistants’ duties vary depending upon the office. Office automation and organizational restructuring have offered the opportunity to assume a variety of administrative and record management duties. Most of the work is performed with computers to run spreadsheets, word processing, and database management applications.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354;
Mary Ann Hurd, Assistant Professor of Office and Administrative Services, 815/835-6202.

Total Hours Required for Certificate: 26

OAS 103, Keyboarding and Document Processing-Basic Level I suggested for students with no keyboarding instruction. OAS 104, Keyboarding and Document Processing-Basic Level II suggested for students with keyboarding skills 25 wpm or better. Other suggested electives are: ACC 100, BUS 103, OAS 251, CIS 137, 138, 139, 220.

Suggested Program

Third Semester - Sem/Hrs: 5

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