May 25, 2024  
2024-2025 SCC Catalog 
2024-2025 SCC Catalog

Administrative Support Specialist Certificate

Location(s): Online

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Program Start Date: Fall or Spring term
Minimum Program Length: 32 academic weeks; 2 terms day or evening; 27 credits
Program ID: CT.ADSPT
Curriculum Code: 71228

Program Description

Administrative Support students are trained in the principles of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications as they apply to the business industry today. Competencies include document creation and modification, report generation and integration of multiple documents. Other skills include business communications, general office procedures, customer service, professional development, and accounting concepts.

Practical Experience

Students are given the opportunity to use up-to-date computer hardware and software similar to that used in industry. Projects are assigned that simulate actual applications in today’s offices, allowing students to develop integrated as well as individual software skills. Effective communication, team-building and problem-solving skills will be stressed.

Professional Opportunities

Administrative specialist, information specialist, software application specialist, receptionist, customer service representative, general office clerk.

Unique Aspects

The college offers Microsoft Office Specialist Certification for students who have successfully passed several Microsoft software application exams offered through specific coursework.  The AOT program incorporates hands-on, in-depth training, and internship/work experience opportunities.  Students are encouraged to contact the School of Business Department Chair for more information.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Business, Management & Administration

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective customer service skills. 
  2. Compose business documents using software tools.
  3. Demonstrate office equipment proficiency.
  4. Evaluate written communication.
  5. Perform administrative accounting functions.

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