Professional Administrative Assistant Diploma Program
What is a Professional Administrative Assistant?
In the midst of a bustling office's chaos, the Administrative Assistant can be the most valuable employee. Handling the constant stream of paperwork and customer concerns, the Administrative Assistant frees up personnel to perform their own duties without additional burden. If this role has been calling your name, then Stautzenberger College's Professional Administrative Assistant diploma program may be perfect for you.
Professional Administrative Assistants work with office equipment including copy and fax machines, multi-functional telephones, computers, and printers. Professional Administrative Assistants answer and direct phone calls and emails. They manage incoming and outgoing mail. They greet customers or clients and know how to provide the necessary assistance to guests and fellow employees alike. Other duties may include making order requisitions for office material, making travel arrangements for employees, maintaining both physical and computer filing systems, preparing financial reports or invoices, and scheduling appointments.
Our program could teach you all the essentials of Professional Administrative Assistant work including routine office procedures, professional success strategies, and records management. Develop technical skills such as accounting while also honing your communication skills with classes like human relations. Out-of-class assignments will supplement your online work for a comprehensive experience. Best of all, you can earn your diploma in as little as seven months.
What Career Options Are Available For Administrative Assistants?
Immediate career options for a Professional Administrative Assistants include working in a variety of businesses ranging from local small businesses to large corporations. Administrative Assistants are needed in both the private and public sectors. Government agencies, schools, county and city offices, and law enforcement offices have Professional Administrative Assistant positions. Private businesses, like car dealerships or medical offices, also have Professional Administrative Assistant positions. There are many options available to someone with the training and experience needed.
Becoming an Administrative Assistant could be a great way to kick off your career. Administrative Assistants often become familiar with many aspects of their companies, which could open up more opportunities for promotions. Administrative Assistant skills are also very transferrable and allow you to explore different industries that interest you. Our program could prepare you for one of these positions in as little as seven months. Hands-on aspects of the field are taught on campus from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Monday through Thursday while the rest of the components are completed online. You could even choose to continue with the business administration associate degree program for further skill development.
How Do I Start A Career In Professional Administrative Assistance?
Our professional administrative assistant diploma program was designed using input from our network of local employers, also known as our Program Advisory Committee. Members of the Maumee group include: Promedica, Procare, Supplemental Staffing, Wells Brooke Recruiting, Toledo Area Humane Society, and Zepf Center. All of these employers frequently hire qualified Professional Administrative Assistants. Although they typically require job candidates to have one to two years of related work experience, our diploma program meets this qualification. Once you graduate from the program, our career services team could forward your name to the PAC members to help you find the perfect position.
At Stautzenberger College, our Professional Administrative Assistant Diploma Program prepares you in as little as seven months through both hands-on training and online course work. This program also lays the foundation for a business administration associate degree if you decide to continue your education at a future date.
The Stautzenberger Advantage:
We take a streamlined approach to education, with curricula focusing on developing a particular skillset and knowledge base for a career rather than receiving a general education. We focus on training you in jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.
We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete, have smaller class sizes, and the majority of the training is hands-on, which is an ideal environment for many types of learners. We offer on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you more opportunities to well-paying jobs with room for growth and managerial potential.
We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help you find that perfect job. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.
After completing this program, you may choose to continue your education with our Business Administration Associate Degree Program.
Program length – 7 months
The professional administrative assistant program will prepare students for an exciting career to work in a comfortable office setting while performing various office duties and responsibilities that can include filing, keyboarding, data entry, preparing mailings, proofreading and answering telephones. They also operate photocopiers, fax machines and other office equipment. Performs administrative and office support activities for multiple supervisors. Duties may include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, filing, and faxing. Extensive software skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills.
Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff.
On-Line and On-Ground
Brecksville and Maumee