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Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

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Program Description

This program prepares students to obtain employment as an Administrative Assistant or Office Manager. Office Managers/Administrative Assistants work in a wide variety of industries and non-profit organizations. They are responsible for creating electronic documents using Microsoft Office programs including Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. Their duties also include: preparation of correspondence and reports; drafting memos, letters and e-mails; entering data into organization databases; using technology to correspond with customers inside and outside the company; and maintaining electronic and paper files.

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate.

Career Opportunities:

Students will be prepared to obtain employment working as an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager. Employment placement assistance is available.

Program Length

The length of this program is 5 months. Courses begin monthly.

Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Students are required to take math and reading assessments. Eighth grade math and tenth grade reading levels are recommended. Testing is waived for students with documentation of a college degree or a minimum C grade earned for college level Math and English. Students must be computer literate and have access to the Internet and to Microsoft Office 2013.

Application Process

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

1. Keyboarding I - Microcomputer Keyboarding (online or self-paced): PCA 585 or PCP 230 (Shared with credit OFAD 102)

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Gregg College Keyboarding & Document Processing, Less 1-60 Kit 1 Word 2013; 0077824636l; $179

2. Keyboarding II (online or self-paced): OFS 008 (Shared with credit OFAD 104)

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Gregg College Keyboarding & Document Processing, Less 1-60 Kit 1 Word 2013; 0077824636l; $179

3. Grammar Refresher – Online Course: ADS 308

  • Textbook/Materials: Materials provided

4. Effective Business Writing – Online Course: WLT 406

  • Textbook/Materials: Materials provided

5. MS Word I (online or self-paced): PCP 449 (Shared with credit OFAD 228)

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • MS Word 2013 w/SAM Access Code; 1285714172; $150

6. MS Excel I (online or self-paced): PCP 448 (Shared with Credit OFAD 246)

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • MS Excel 2013 w/SAM Access Code; 1285714180; $150

7. Professional Development Series: PDE 043

  • Textbook/Materials: Materials provided


Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $1798 (Tuition-$505/Fees-$1293)
  • Textbook/Materials: $613

Program Contact Information


Gail Wachter



Catonsville, BESS 104B

Administrative Assistant:

Nancy Pittinger  



Owings Mills

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

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