Diploma — Administrative Support

Administrative Assistant students gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully support management in a professional office setting, as well as lead office teams and coordinate team projects. Applicable coursework will build on the foundations established through the certificate by furthering developing students’ skills in keyboarding and business communication. Additional coursework will focus on bookkeeping and customer relations.


There is a large demand for secretaries, especially during peak business periods. Secretaries and office assistants who can handle administrative responsibilities such as budgeting, scheduling and office management are sought after by businesses in all types of industries.

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Next Steps

All 34 credits in the Administrative Support Diploma program can transfer to the AAS Administrative Assistant degree at Northwest Technical College. Additional coursework will focus on markets and resource allocation, supervisory leadership, ethics, and leading and facilitating teams.

College Readiness

A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
Required Courses
ACCT 1100Principles of Bookkeeping3
ACCT 1000Financial Information for Life3
CPTR 1104Computerized Business Applications3
CRLT 1102Contemporary Career Search1
MKTG 1108Customer Relations Mgmt3
ADMS 1100Keyboarding I3
ADMS 1102Keyboarding II3
ADMS 1112Desktop Publishing/Presentation Graphics3
ADMS 1116Business Communications3
ADMS 1126Business Office Management3
ADMS 2124Advanced Micro Computer3
ADMS 2226Advanced Administrative Office Applications3
Total Credits: 34