The office assistant certificate is designed for students who have had little or no previous instruction in office-related courses. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared for entry-level office positions.
The office assistant certificate may become the first step toward the completion of the secretarial certificates or the associate in applied science degree in office and administrative services.
Work and Employment
The office assistant position involves work beyond the typical entry-level position requirements. The program graduate will typically perform general office work and routine filing while serving as an assistant for several people and may be expected to perform transcription of dictated materials. This type of position often leads to possibilities for advancement within the office setting and provides a framework for continuing education and skill improvement.
Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Counseling Office, 815/835-6354;
Mary Ann Hurd, Assistant Professor of Office and Administrative Services, 815/835-6202.
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 with 25 wpm or better.