Mar 19, 2018  
Catalog 2017-18 
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 Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



PCP 230

Shared with credit OFAD 102


OFS 005

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


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



OFS 008

Shared with credit OFAD 104

Keyboarding II (online or self-paced)


Same text as Keyboarding I



ADS 308

Grammar Refresher – Online Course


Materials provided



WLT 406

Effective Business Writing – Online Course


Materials provided



PCP 449

Shared with credit OFAD 228

MS Word I (online or self-paced)


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



PCP 448

Shared with Credit OFAD 246

MS Excel I online or self-paced)


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




VOA 530

Shared with Credit OFAD 110

Administrative Office Procedures


Office: Procedures & Technology; 1111574359; $120



PDE 043

Professional Development Series


Materials provided



Course Series Totals:          





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




Administrative Assistant:

Nancy Pittinger   


Owings Mills

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