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 Name Credit
ADMS 1100 Keyboarding I 3.00
ADMS 1102 Keyboarding II 3.00
ADMS 1112 Desktop Publishing/Presentation Graphics 3.00
ADMS 1126 Business Office Management 3.00
ADMS 2124 Advanced Micro Computer 3.00
CPTR 1104 Computerized Business Applications 3.00
ACCT 1100 Principles of Bookkeeping 3.00
ACCT 1000 Financial Information for Life 3.00
CRLT 1102 Contemporary Career Search 1.00
MKTG 1108 Customer Relations Mgmt 3.00
ADMS 1116 Business Communications 3.00
  Business Technical Elective 3.00
Total Credits:   34

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