Administrative Professional Technology Technical Certificate

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The Administrative Professional Technology Technical Certificate prepares students to succeed in entry-level administrative support positions in practically any sector of the economy.  Students will complete courses that align with popular industry certifications from Microsoft.  Graduates also will develop the knowledge and confidence to adapt to workplace requirements of the future.  Knowledge and skills gained in the program also provide students a strong foundation for further studies toward an Associate’s degree.

The Administrative Professional Technology Technical Certificate is embedded within the Associate of Applied Science in Business, Marketing concentration, the Associate of Arts, and the Associate of Science, General Studies area of emphasis.  Courses in this certificate may be used to award the concentration and area of emphasis.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate skill development in software applications common to most modern business offices.
  2. Students will perform electronic and routine administrative office procedures.
  3. Students will prepare documents pertinent to an office environment.
  4. Students will develop decision-making and problem-solving skills.

CIP Code: (32) 52.0401.00    SOC Code: 43-6014

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (18)

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.