Program Overview

The Administrative Office Specialist certificate program at Yavapai College aims to give students the supplemental education to excel in current careers, as well as the knowledge to enter the career field in a new position. Students in this certificate program have the opportunity to gain essential skills needed for immediate entry into the competitive administration field. The growing need for well-educated individuals capable of multitasking and supporting a business office may be the ideal opportunity for successful graduates. The curriculum is comprised of core business courses, providing students a solid foundation in accounting, English, communications, management, computer science and Microsoft Office.

Earning the 17 credit hour certificate may give graduates the skills to professionally contribute an effective clerical position in a variety of office settings. The skill-building coursework is highly relevant to industry needs and standards, and will enable students to apply theories in hands on situations.

Upon successful completion of the office administration specialist program, graduates should be able to apply the learned business fundamentals, in conjunction with personal and professional aspirations, to a career that best fits individual interests. The gained professionalism from earning a formal education may give graduates the confidence to pursue multiple types of administrative roles and perform effectively and efficiently.

Graduates should also be able to use both oral and written communication methods in a diverse working environment to perform various tasks and responsibilities. As becoming a professional office assistant is an asset to an organization’s overall goal, graduates should represent a team, while using multiple outlets to achieve an organization’s goals as well as encourage peers and colleagues to do the same.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Requirements

    The student is expected to have mastered basic keyboarding skills before beginning this program.

    School Overview

    Yavapai College is a public, two-year, community college that was founded in 1965. The main campus is located in Prescott, Arizona with satellite campuses located throughout Arizona. Yavapai College has the mission of providing quality, higher learning and cultural resources for the diverse populations of Yavapai County.

    Yavapai College offers a wide variety of programs leading to certificates, degrees, and transfer programs. To help accommodate students with hectic schedules, Yavapai College offers weekday classes, evening classes, weekend classes and even online classes for students who may be unable to commute to campus.

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