Administrative Assistant Certificate (ADMC)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The program is designed to prepare the student forentry-level employment in today’s business office. It
provides students with the secretarial knowledge and skills for employment in a variety of industries. Jobs for which graduates are expected to be qualified include secretary, administrative assistant, and office assistant.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • perform clerical and office technology tasks at an intermediate level of competency.
  • manage a business environment or work independently in a modern office environment.
  • communicate and interact with members of the management team.
  • qualify for advanced training in the management field.
  • sit for the CPS and/or CAP examination.
  • Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
First Semester (Fall)
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
AOT 112* Keyboarding I 1
AOT 113 * Keyboarding II 1
AOT 114 *
or AOT 115*
Keyboarding III
Typing I
AOT 206** Office Procedures 3
BUS 209 Business Communications 3
BUS 120 Introduction to Business Organization 3
CIS 105 Introduction to Computer Science and Applications 3
Semester Credits 15
Second Semester (Spring)
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
AOT 117* Keyboarding IV 1.5
AOT 118 *
or AOT 116 *
Keyboarding V
Typing II
ACC 160 Principles of Accounting I 3
IDS 105 Thinking, Problem Solving and Team Building 3
Elective+ ACC, AOT, BUS, CIS, PLG, or RES 6-7
Semester Credits 15-16
Total Credits 30-31

*Placement testing is available for AOT 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, and 118 (Keyboarding/Typing sequence). 

**Students completing this program online should take AOT 206 in the spring semester.

+Recommended electives include ACC 161 and 262; BUS 241.

Some courses may be used to build toward an A.A.S. degree in Business Management.

Administrative Assistant Certificate

Approximate Cost of Program

Books: 2,200 Fees: 510 Tuition: 3,000 
Books: 2,200 Fees: 780 Tuition: 6,000
Out of State  
Books: 2,200 Fees: 1,050 Tuition: 9,000
Schuylkill County  
Books: 2,200 Fees: 780 Tuition: 4,500
  • On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

Length of Program
Intended time to complete: 12 monthsStudents Occupationally and Academically Ready