Coursework in the Office Assistant Certificate is designed for persons preparing for immediate entry-level employment in office
occupations and those already in business who desire to update and enhance their skills.
It is expected that students entering the program have competency in keyboarding skills at 25 words per minute and basic skills in math, reading, spelling, study habits and English grammar. Opportunities to gain or strengthen any of theses skills are available. CIS 10 is recommended for basic keyboarding skills acquisition. Both required core and specialization classes must be completed with a "C" grade or better. Students are encouraged to work closely with an advisor in order to determine the most appropriate course plan.