Office Assistant Certificate of Completion

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Overview

Program Description

The Office Assistant performs a wide range of clerical tasks and other staff services to facilitate the operation of the office.  This program prepares the student to be able to create business correspondence, reports, and forms; to follow verbal and written instructions; to work with and to develop decision-making skills.  Office administration techniques and accurate document preparation are emphasized.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may work with state, county, or other municipal agencies as well as private industry.  Typical duties may include formatting documents, composing business correspondence, filing, and performing receptionist functions. See Business » Office Technology and Administration for more career and employment information.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the Office Assistant Certificate, the successful student will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking, professional practices, and efficient techniques to complete job tasks
  • Communicate clearly and professionally with clients, supervisor, and coworkers
  • Evaluate a workplace problem and apply appropriate strategies and valid reasoning to process quantitative and symbolic data
  • Identify and adjust to workplace differences in order to operate collaboratively and effectively
  • Recognize ethical dilemmas in the workplace and evaluate the consequences

In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards:

  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain proficiency with evolving technologies

Program Requirement

An Office Assistant Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. Courses used to complete the certificates apply directly to the Office Administration AAS degree.

Certificates: A Clerk Receptionist Certificate of Proficiency or an Office Assistant Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. Courses used to complete the certificates apply directly to the Office Administration AAS degree. 

Special Program Note: Students should take enough keyboarding classes (OFTEC 101, 102, 103 and 104) to achieve a minimum typing speed for their certificate program: Office Assistant Certificate – 40 words per minute.  Students who can keyboard by touch may be eligible to bypass this class and still receive credit through the college’s advanced standing process.  See a faculty advisor to discuss this option.

Additional Program Information 

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Educational Plan

Office Assistant


62-66 credits

Core Requirements – Office Assistant Certificate of Completion

No course description for: OFTEC101
No course description for: OFTEC102
No course description for: OFTEC103
No course description for: OFTEC104
No course description for: OFTEC105
No course description for: OFTEC108
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No course description for: OFTEC100
No course description for: OFTEC109
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No course description for: PSYC116
No course description for: OFTEC125
No course description for: OFTEC136
No course description for: OFTEC141
No course description for: OFTEC150
No course description for: OFTEC160
No course description for: OFTEC165
No course description for: OFTEC170
No course description for: OFTEC260
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No course description for: ENGL&235

General Education Requirements

No course description for: ENGL&101
No course description for: OFTEC260
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No course description for: ENGL&235
No course description for: BUS104
No course description for: OFTEC109
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No course description for: PSYC116

Effective Catalog Year 2017-2018, Revised March 21, 2017