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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office Assistant Certificate

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Certificate of Completion: 18 credits

Enrollment Point: Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter

This program prepares you for entry-level careers in the office occupations and college pathways. In addition to keyboarding and hands-on training on computers using Microsoft Office applications, students study business math, business communication, career readiness, human relations, and develop general clerical skills. You may enroll in four courses (ASST 105, ASST 115, ASST 144, ASST 181) to earn a certificate or you have the option to pick from any of the courses to gain essential skills to succeed in college and in the workplace.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Create clear and accurate business documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations that are professional in appearance. 
  • Operate office equipment with proficiency while maintaining a safe office environment. 
  • Manage schedules and correspondence using Outlook in a professional office environment. 
  • Communicate professionally to collaborate, solve problems, resolve conflicts, and provide assistance while respecting the diverse styles, values and cultures of internal and external customers. 
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior, maintain confidentiality, and follow employer policies and procedures. 
  • Pursue professional advancement by applying knowledge of career pathways and job search. 

Program Requirements

GPA Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum grade for each course: 2.0

*Note: Clinical & Field-Based Experience courses require a Satisfactory (S) grade.

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