The Administrative Assistant Technical Certificate provides entry-level skills for students seeking a career in office administration. Students gain proficiency in keyboarding and computer operation using leading office application software, as well as excellence in spelling, punctuation, and grammar for the preparation of documents and presentations. The program emphasizes the time management skills needed to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities, and the oral communication skills required to play a vital role in a successful management team. Administrative Assistant program graduates are equipped with the office and management skills necessary to become productive and responsible leaders in today’s workplace.
Earn a One-Year Technical Certificate or a Two-Year A.A.S. Degree
The Administrative Assistant Technical Certificate is a 30 credit-hour program that can be completed in one year. All of the required Administrative Assistant Technical Certificate courses can be applied toward the Nashville State Associate of Applied Science degree in Office Administration - Business Office Professional Concentration if students choose to continue their education. Students who plan to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult their advisors about articulation options. The Office Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Program Name: Administrative Assistant
Program CIP Code: 32.52.0401.00
Program Level: Certificate
Program Length: 30 hours
Tuition and Fees for Entire Program: $4,170
Tuition and fees are based on the current rate of $139.00 a credit hour.
Books and Supplies for Entire Program: $1,200
The amount for books and supplies is based on the average spent per semester.
Actual amounts will vary based on program and course load.
Room and Board (if applicable, entire length): Not Applicable
• Median Debt for Graduates: $12,674.00
• From Title IV Loans: $0
• From Other Sources: $0
• 83.3% of graduates complete the program within expected time, as identified by the program length.
Job Placement Rate: 100% as reported by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
The job placement rate was calculated per the Tennessee Board of Regents performance funding report requirements.
• Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
• Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
The Administrative Assistant Technical Certificate is intended to provide entry-level skills for a person wishing to begin a career in office administration. Graduates of this program should be able to:
The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.
Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers. For more information about cooperative work experience opportunities, please visit the Career Services Office Web site, phone 615-353-3248, or e-mail email@example.com.
Beverly Collins, Associate Professor/Program Coordinator, 615-353-3772
B.B.A., Office Administration, Belmont University, 1994
M.B.E., Business Education, Middle Tennessee State University, 1995
Barbara M. Gershowitz, Associate Professor, 615-353-3501
BS, Middle Tennessee State University, 1974
Certified Public Accountant, 1980
MS, Middle Tennessee State University, 1983
Karen Kendrick, Associate Professor, 615-353-3720
B.B.A., Business and Accounting, University of Montevallo, 1978
M.B.E., Business Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2002
Tennessee Teacher’s License, 2004
MOS Master, 2003
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