If you are a problem solver who would enjoy working at the administrative and operational heart of an organization to disseminate information, create efficient systems and procedures, and work with the public and across organizational levels, earn an Administrative Assistant Certificate to prepare for an outstanding career.
Promising Job Outlook
Because the administrative field continues to rank among the largest occupations in the U.S. economy, job opportunities for skilled Administrative Assistants are plentiful locally and nationally. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately nine out of ten Administrative Assistants are employed in service-providing industries that range from education, health care, and social services to government and retail trade. Depending on experience, skills, and level of responsibility, salaries vary broadly. However, job applicants with extensive computer and software application knowledge who have earned certification typically earn higher salaries and are in high demand for employment.
To gain professional experience and to complete the Administrative Assistant Certificate, students will participate in an outstanding internship program in a real-life office environment. Each student receives one-on-one assistance to prepare for the internship. Student interns often find full-time employment through internships once they have earned their certificates.
Earn a Certificate
SRJC offers five certificates in the administrative support area, including one or two semester programs for entry-level positions and three and four semester programs to prepare student for high salaried, upper-level positions. All administrative certificate programs cover the skills that are required in the work place to become successful office professionals.
Administrative Assistant - 30.0 units
Office Assistant - 12.5 units
Requirements of Certificate Program
The Administrative Assistant Certificate is the advanced level of the Office Assistant Certificate program. Students who have completed the Office Assistant Certificate will have fulfilled a portion of the Administrative Assistant Certificate of Achievement. A Career Ladder With Major Effective Fall13 will illustrate how more than one certificate can be obtained to increase marketable skills and opportunities for employment in the office administration certificate area.
Flexible, Quality Instruction
SRJC offers flexible day, evening, weekend, and online classes at the Santa Rosa and Petaluma Campuses. Instruction is delivered in various formats, including online, face-to-face, and self-paced. SRJC's student-centered, industry driven curriculum covers critical workplace skills, including communication, teamwork, problem solving, project management, and systems development.
Job Search Assistance
An SRJC Career Services Advisor is available to assist certificate completers in making the transition from college to career. Students may use this free service to plan their job search, prepare a resume, practice interview skills, and identify job opportunities.
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