Administrative assistants are employed by every size and type of public and private business organization. The programs are designed to provide students with strong computer software, keyboarding and communication skills. The role of the administrative assistant is always evolving and may include the ability to problem solve ambiguous issues, provide excellent internal and external customer service, manipulate spreadsheet data, assist in project management, and utilize online tools. The development of good oral and written communication skills will allow the administrative assistant to excel in today's organizations.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(17 Courses)
Course Title Credits
ACCT 1810 Introduction to Accounting
ACCT 1812 Payroll Preparation
ADS 1007 Keyboarding
ADS 1012 Business Presentations
ADS 1014 Written Business Communications
ADS 1020 Administrative Office Procedures
ADS 1027 Business Environment
ADS 1042 PowerPoint
ADS 1053 Excel
ADS 2010 Desktop Publishing
ADS 2015 Introduction to Project Management
ADS 2030 Word
ADS 2045 Advanced Word Processing
GSCI 1401 Computer Technology
GSIS 1403 Professional Developmental Skills
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
MSM 2105 Computer Applications
Total Credits: 42  
Elective Courses
(select 6 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
ACCT 1800 Business Law
ADS 2090 Administrative Support Internship 2-6*
MMDT 1021 HTML and CSS
MSM 2110 Principles of Supervision
MSM 2203 Management Issues
Total Credits: 6  
Total Diploma Credits: 48  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.