Program Overview

The Office Aide/Office Assistant Certificate of Completion is an occupational program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. This program is intended for individuals who wish to gain official certification in the skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective office aide or assistant. A certificate of completion is a form of recognition awarded by a community college for meeting minimum occupational course requirements. This certificate can be used as a foundation for further pursuits such as a career in an office setting. Since this is not a degree, non-related courses such as general education classes are not required.

The courses that are required for this program teach office related competencies such as computer skills, composition, and administrative procedures. CAS 121 Computer Systems and Business Applications covers an introduction to computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software. Students also learn about computer literacy, the Internet, security, history, and ethics.

Students enrolled in this program have to choice whether to take EGL 104 Career Communications I or EGL 111 Composition. The former is a more practical class related to on-the-job communication skills. Fundamentals of office composition such as business letters, memos, phone techniques, letters of application, etc. are taught in this course. EGL 111, on the other hand, is more of an orthodox class on college composition. It teaches the student the process of developing and supporting a thesis in an organized essay.

COS 111, Office Procedures, is the exploration of office technology and an overview of the roles and responsibilities of an office professional. COS 200, Office Correspondence, is the class where students use word processing and keyboarding software to build keyboarding speed and accuracy. A student must be able to type a minimum of 40-45 words per minute, or else they must take COS 101 before gaining entry to COS 200. All of these classes equip a student with the skills, competencies, and knowledge needed to be an office aide or assistant.

This online certification program from Lincoln Land Community College is a practical and convenient solution to students who lack the ability to access traditional education opportunities. Because of changes in federal guidelines, prospective students of Lincoln Land Community College should be aware that only permanent residents of Illinois are able enroll in this program. Some exceptions can be made.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Illinois residents only

    School Overview

    Lincoln Land Community College is a two-year public school located in Springfield, Illinois. LLCC was founded in 1968 by primarily farmers to provide high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective educational opportunities in the central Illinois area. The campus is located less than half of a mile away from University of Illinois at Springfield.

    Lincoln Land Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. LLCC has a strong history of offering quality online education and because of this the college has been specifically accredited for offering online courses and approved for a variety of online degrees and certificates.


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