Administrative Assistant Program
Administrative assistants are an invaluable member of an organization. They keep the office running in an organized and efficient manner. Would you like to stand out amongst all applicants when applying for an Administrative Assistant position? An AVTEC Administrative Assistant Certificate will prepare you to do just that by developing your skills in using the latest business technologies and software. The main focus of your training will be on the most current Microsoft Office applications which you will learn to use to assist with business correspondence and prepare documents, reports, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. These are skills valued in any organization. You will also be prepared to earn industry certifications proving your competency and helping to make your résumé standout.
Earn up to 30 University of Alaska college credits (depending on coursework completed) while attending AVTEC.
Computer operations are a major part of the Administrative Assistant program. Students learn to operate computers in a modern computer lab using a variety of software to become a productive user of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Training software includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook), Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. Students are taught by Microsoft Office Specialist Instructors using the curriculum designed for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. The MOS credential demonstrates to an employer that students have the skills with Microsoft's leading business desktop software.
Administrative Assistant Courses
In addition to the courses required for the Office Assistant program, the Administrative Assistant program focuses on these specialized advanced business office skills:
Computer Operations and Software Applications (Contact
Using Microsoft Access, students structure databases, create and format database elements, enter and modify data, create and modify queries, present and share data, and manage and maintain the overall database. Using Microsoft Outlook, students manage messaging, manage schedules and tasks, manage contacts and personal contact information, and organize information.
Integrated Office Simulation (Contact hours: 60)
To provide students with the technical office skills and professional work habits for career success in today's business and industry. The Administrative Assistant program is committed to producing well-qualified employees for Alaska's business offices, to providing a professional learning environment, and to meeting the needs of Alaska's diverse multicultural communities.
Length of Course
1,068 clock hours, 178 training days
August and January
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Minimum TABE tests scores for this program are: Reading - 555 Combined Math - 552
Contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-478-5389 for program entrance information and testing requirements. Physical requirements of the occupation are good eyesight, finger coordination, and the ability to sit for one to two hours.