Richland College

12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75243-2199

Administrative Support Certificate

Program Details

Richland College currently offers a Business Office Systems and Support—Administration Support Certificate (Level 2).  The curriculum is designed specifically for today’s job market and will prepare the student for employment as a successful office professional.

Using state-of-the-art technology, students will develop the necessary skills in order to become an efficient member of any business office.  Students will study areas dealing with office management, human relations, records management, and oral and written business communications.  Computer courses will also be covered extensively, focusing on word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and telecommunication applications.

To complete this certificate studenst must have a minimum of 43 credit hours, which can be completed within three semesters.  The first semester includes basic computer applications, keyboarding, medical software, and communications.  The second semester consists of word processing, administrative office procedures, and business math.  For the third semester, students will learn business correspondence and communications, desktop publishing, records and information management, business math, and other advance computer programs.  Students are also required to take one elective of their choice. 

If a student wishes to transfer to a four year-school, he/she should consult with an advisor on the ability to transfer these courses.

An Administrative Assistant works closely with supporting the management of an institution and must have good project management, communication, organizational, and computer skills.  Besides basic word-processing and outside correspondence, duties also often include bookkeeping and keeping budgets.  In some places administrative assistances will make appointments, admit clients, and organize meetings and events.  Companies may even require someone who can do things like maintain websites, make travel arrangements, take notes in a meeting, or organize catering for an event.

Program Overview:

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    100% Online
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Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges



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