Apr 19, 2021  
Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Catalog 2020-2021

Administrative Professional


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Program Description


Administrative assistants have a wide range of front-line responsibilities in an organization. Learn the key skills and gain proficiency and knowledge that can help you become a successful professional administrative assistant. These skills can be applied in any industry or organization. Participants will ha​ve the opportunity to earn the Professiona​​l Administrative ​Certification of Excellence (PACE certification) as part of the program. ​​This is a blended-format program, with classes are held both in the classroom and online.​

Program Objectives


CCBC Credential:

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). 

 

External Credential: 

Professional Administrative Certificate of Excellence (PACE Certification).  Students will take the PACE exam in class, cost is included in the course price.

 

Certifying Organization:

American Society of Administrative Professionals.  www.asaporg.com

Program Delivery


This program is offered in a blended (combination online and in-person classroom/laboratory) format.

Financial Aid and Payment Options


Baltimore County College Promise
Maryland Promise
Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Maryland Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length


6 months

Program Requirements


HS Diploma or GED and good computer skills. Recommended typing speed of 40 wpm.

Prior Learning Assessment


This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Application Process


To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence


Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

MGT 850

The Role of the Administrative Professional

5

Materials provided

$99

T-$30/F-$69

MGT 853

Core Skills for the Administrative Professional

48

Materials provided

$1195

T-$358/F-$837

MGT 851

Communication Skills for Workplace Success

12

Materials provided

$199

T-$60/F-$139

PCA 872

Technology Skills for Today’s Workplace

45

Materials provided

$695

T-$208/F-$487

MGT 851 

Planning and Advancing Your Career

15

Materials provided

$269

T-$81/F-$188

Course Series Totals:

125

 

$2,457

T-$737/F-$1720

Additional Information


Skills for Success:

Good oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills, good organizational skills, good problem-solving skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team, ability to take direction.

Career Opportunities:

Professional administrative assistants work in a variety of industry sectors, in privately held companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Career Coach


Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at: https://youtu.be/C7KpznbPYfA .  Explore career and training opportunities at: https://ccbcmd.emsicc.com/.

Program Contact Information


Program Coordinator: Priscilla Cheung-Ing | pcheunging@ccbcmd.edu |443-840-​1612​ | Essex BESS 116

Administrative Assistant: Kate Talton | ktalton@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-​4483 | Owings Mills Center room 302​

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