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Administrative Assistant
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This certificate provides students with a solid understanding of office procedures and develops skills in key office business applications such as Excel, Word, and the Adobe Creative Suite.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Create professional spreadsheets using advanced functionality to visualize and solve business problems.
  • Apply time management, interpersonal communications, meeting planning, and records management to identify and solve business problems.
  • Create professional documents to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism within an organization using Microsoft Word.
  • Increase professionalism through the application of design principles.
  • Develop a basic understanding of accounting principles used in office and business settings.
Certificate of Administrative Assistant
Program Requirements
Certificates lead to associate and bachelor's degrees. For more information about which programs this certificate stacks into, visit the Programs List page.
This is an introductory certificate.
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Certificate
15 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
Certificate of Administrative Assistant
Course Code
Course Name
# of Credits
BUS115
Business Applications
3
BUS115 — 3 credits
x
Business Applications
Students will acquire, develop, and apply intermediate spreadsheet analysis skills in a business context as well as demonstrate basic database use. After individually completing spreadsheet tutorials and assignments, students will then develop and apply their skills in business projects and exams. The projects and exams, which are designed to be realistic and representative of business activities students might encounter in the workplace.
BUS129
Office Procedures
3
BUS129 — 3 credits
x
Office Procedures
In this course, students will develop and apply functional office skills in time management, interpersonal communications, records management, teamwork, and customer service. Students also learn how to plan meetings, take minutes, and use critical decision-making skills to identify and solve problems.
BUS240
Word Processing I
3
BUS240 — 3 credits
x
Word Processing I
This course provides a thorough understanding of Microsoft Word and enhances efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism in users and documents.  Students will customize and automate information using Microsoft Office 2010- Word, Excel, and Access. Topics include navigation and format in business documents and envelopes, graphics, tables, charts, labels, themes, styles, forms, macros, and merging and sorting.
BUS180
The Cycle of Cash
2
BUS180 — 2 credits
x
The Cycle of Cash
The  Cycle of Cash course provides  the financial tools, skills,  and judgment students need to  read financial statements and make correct financial decisions for a small business or new venture. This course will also review what it takes to start, acquire or sell a small business.
GS170
Career Development
1
GS170 — 1 credits
x
Career Development
In this course, learners will discover and strengthen the skills they need to successfully obtain or improve employment. Students will focus on creating professional documents (e.g., resumes and cover letters), networking, interviewing, and job shadowing.
COMM130
Visual Media
3
COMM130 — 3 credits
x
Visual Media
This course is a practical application of the design principles and rules of typography to produce effective visual media. This is a hybrid course with a blend of in-class and online learning to explore the diverse skills and technologies involved in the visual design process.  Students produce a portfolio of projects including fliers, ads, edited images, logos, stationery, and brochures to demonstrate design proficiency and expertise using industry-standard technology.  Laptop/AdobeCC Required
For questions about this program, contact BYU-Pathway Support
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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
  • Small businesses
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Schools
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Legal offices
  • Corporations

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