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Administrative Assistant course online curriculum

Employers are looking for admin staff with talents in multiple areas. As you progress through our Administrative Assistant course online curriculum, you'll learn how to perform fundamental financial tasks, schedule appointments, maintain calendars, and more. You'll also learn how to stand out and succeed in your employment search.

Administrative Assistant Orientation

Administrative Assistant Orientation 

In this course, you’ll examine the goals and values of Ashworth College, time management, creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule, the nature and purpose of assessments, how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Identify the skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.

Lesson Group 1: Professional Skills Development

Lesson Group 1: Professional Skills Development  

In this course, you’ll examine the attitudes, skills, and knowledge needed to enter the workforce as a professional administrative assistant, including teamwork, ethics, and organization.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Describe the qualities that make a worker a professional.
  • Describe strategies and tools for management and organization.
  • Identify unethical behaviors.
  • Outline team operations.

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Program Description

The Administrative Assistant certificate program is designed to provide you with functional knowledge of basic office procedures, including managing time, maintaining a filing system, and scheduling appointments while utilizing the tools available in the professional office setting.

Program Objectives

After completing the Administrative Assistant certificate program, you’ll be able to do the following:

  1. Understand the role of organizational structures and compare and contrast the responsibilities of supervisors and employees.
  2. Demonstrate the essential skills required for effective working relationships, such as team, collaborative, personal, and interpersonal skills.
  3. Prepare for a successful employment search.
  4. Explain the importance of prioritizing, planning, and managing for results.
  5. Communicate effectively by telephone and in writing.
  6. Perform common office tasks, such as file setup and maintenance, financial management, scheduling appointments, and maintaining calendars.
  7. Plan meetings and conferences and make travel arrangements.
  8. Prepare for future professional challenges.

Organizing your skills into a career path

Ashworth College's API Program Name Career Diploma program helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Connection Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Connection Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

Advance your career in our online API Program Name program. Call 1-800-957-5412