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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.

Curriculum lessons

Lesson 1: Learning at Ashworth  

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; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson 2: Concepts in Small Business and Self-Employment  

Evaluating your business idea; setting yourself apart from the competition; market testing; investment funding and donation funding; qualities of an entrepreneur; crowdfunding and angel investors.

Lesson 3: Understanding the Changing and Challenging Office  

Company mission statement; code of ethics; classifications of authority; working relationships; office support functions; ergonomic design.

Lesson 4: Developing Professional Skills  

Technical skills; basic knowledge skills; personal qualities; interpersonal skills; coping with stress; ethical workplace behavior; human relations and international employment.

Lesson 5: Preparing for your Employment  

Employment opportunity resources; self-assessment inventory; ethical job search behavior; preparing a resume; cover letters; interview preparation; composing follow-up letters; applying decision-making skills to your job search.

Lesson 6: Time Management  

Total quality management; establishing efficient work habits; assigning priorities; project planning; office supply organization; time management ethics.

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Program description

The program is designed to provide the student the knowledge and skills required for entry-level work as an administrative assistant. The program focuses on the development of both technical and professional proficiencies. It will prepare students to perform basic office procedures such as good time management, maintaining a filing system and scheduling appointments. This program will provide useful tools for positive communication with supervisors, co-workers and clients or visitors. Writing Workshops throughout the program will provide activities designed to improve writing and grammar skills that are essential in the administrative assistant profession.

Program objectives

After completing the Administrative Assistant program, students will be able to

  1. Understand the role of organizational structures that include the supervisor's role and any subordinate roles
  2. Demonstrate teaming and collaboration and personal and interpersonal skills to develop effective working relationships
  3. Prepare for your employment search
  4. Prioritize, plan, and manage for results
  5. Use the telephone effectively
  6. Prepare written communications and distribute processed information
  7. Set up and maintain files
  8. Perform basic financial tasks
  9. Schedule appointments, maintain calendars, and receive visitors
  10. Plan meetings and conferences
  11. Make travel arrangements
  12. Prepare for future professional challenges

Organizing your skills into a career path

Ashworth College API Program Name Career Diploma program help 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