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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2017-18

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant


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Program Description


This program prepares students to obtain employment as an Administrative Assistant. 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.

Program Outcomes


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:          

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

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

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 reading assessments. Testing is waived for students with documentation of a college degree or a minimum C grade earned for college English. Students must be computer literate and have access to the Internet and to current version of Microsoft Office.

Application Process


Provisional Entry – Students are required to take reading assessments.

Program Course Sequence


Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

PCP 230

Shared with credit OFAD 102

or

OFS 005

Keyboarding I - Microcomputer Keyboarding (online or self-paced)

30

Gregg College Keyboarding & Document Processing, Less 1-60 Kit 1 Word 2013; 0077824636l; $210

$165

T-$55/F-$110

OFS 008

Shared with credit OFAD 104

Keyboarding II (online or self-paced)

56

Same text as Keyboarding I

$289

T-$100/F-$189

ADS 308

Grammar Refresher – Online Course

24

Materials provided

$115

T-$20/F-$95​

WLT 406

Effective Business Writing – Online Course

24

Materials provided

$125

T-$20/F-$105

PCP 449

Shared with credit OFAD 228

MS Word I (online or self-paced)

45

MS Word 2013 w/SAM Access Code; 1285714172; $157

$289

T-$100/F-$189

PCP 448

Shared with Credit OFAD 246

MS Excel I online or self-paced)

45

MS Excel 2013 w/SAM Access Code; 1285714180; $155

 

$289

T-$100/F-$189

VOA 530

Shared with Credit OFAD 110

Administrative Office Procedures

44

Office: Procedures & Technology; 1111574359; $120

$499

T-$150/F-$349

PDE 043

Professional Development Series

10

Materials provided

$89

T-$10/F-$79

Course Series Totals:          

278

$642

$1856

T-$555/F-$1301

Additional Information


Skills for Success:​

Successful candidates must be self-motivated and independent learners as the course series is comprised of both online and classroom courses. They also need strong writing and analytical skills.  In the workplace, they will need strong analytical, communication and management skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and in teams.
 

Career Opportunities:​

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

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Program Contact Information


Program Coordinator:

Gail Wachter

gwachter@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-5846

Randallstown

 

Administrative Assistant:

Nancy Pittinger  

npittinger@ccbcmd.edu   

443-840-4483    

Owings Mills

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