Administrative Assistant Program

The business management programs prepare men and women to seek employment or advancement in business, industry, government, or service organizations. The administrative assistant option is designed to develop general and specific skills directly related to the position. This program has been articulated with some area high schools. Recent high school graduates may have earned credit in this program through high school coursework.

What will I learn in class?

Our program focuses on courses in English and communications, accounting, supervisory management, economics, business law, labor relations and microcomputers for business. You’ll gain a solid core in a variety of jobs in preparation for the field.

You’ll learn the managerial and technical skills necessary to function in today’s corporate environment of total quality management (TQM). The Manager-Supervisor and Small Business Management Entrepreneurship options provide opportunities for increased specialization.

What is the employment outlook?

According to the Educational Testing Service, employment for managers is expected to grow at an average pace despite mergers and takeovers. The jobs that are expected to grow the fastest are in the service and computer industries and professional firms. The median salary for all management positions is $36,400. Self-employed managers and supervisors can earn substantially higher wages. Earnings vary with size of company, location, industry, function, responsibilities, education, experience, and ability.