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    Sep 22, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Administrative Assistant, AS

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The goal of the Administrative Assistant Certificate of Achievement program is to prepare students for employment as Administrative Assistants or Business Office/Information Specialists in various business sectors in the community. The objectives of the Administrative Assistant program include: composing correspondence, preparing a variety of business documents, scheduling and coordinating meetings/events, creating, updating, and managing word processing files, spreadsheet files, and database files, managing projects, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, providing support to colleagues and customers, assisting with all aspects of administrative management, coordinating within departments and operating units, and performing multifaceted office support and all day-to-day operations. Expected outcomes of the Administrative Assistant program include the ability to demonstrate skills needed for entry-level positions in a business office including the ability to: apply computing techniques to solve common business problems; manipulate and interpret data; disseminate the data methodology, analysis, and results; engage in critical thinking; manipulate the features and functions of common business applications to produce a variety of business documents; and to compose, criticize, evaluate, and revise the content and structure of written business communications. Coursework is designed to develop students’ communication, keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheet, and database skills. Potential careers include Secretary, Executive Secretary, Office Assistant, Executive Assistant, Receptionist, Office Clerk, Administrative Assistant, and/or Word Processors/Typists.

Total Units Required: 18.5

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transfering at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .


See an IVC counselor for course substitution if a course is not available.

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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