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.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
ADMS 1100Keyboarding I3.00
ADMS 1102Keyboarding II3.00
ADMS 1112Desktop Publishing/Presentation Graphics3.00
ADMS 1126Business Office Management3.00
ADMS 2124Advanced Microcomputer Technology3.00
CPTR 1104Computerized Business Applications3.00
ACCT 1100Principles of Bookkeeping3.00
ACCT 1000Financial Information for Life3.00
CRLT 1102Contemporary Career Search1.00
MKTG 1108Customer Relations Mgmt3.00
ADMS 1116Business Communications3.00
 Technical Electives3
Total Credits34