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Administrative Office Assistant

Administrative Office Professions


Administrative Office Assistant certificate

This curriculum prepares students with the skills needed for office work, including keyboarding, records management, communications, computers and other office technology. Graduates are qualified for entry-level positions in a business where a wide variety of office skills are required.

Administrative Office Professional AAS

This curriculum prepares students with the efficient skill level needed for administrative/executive work, including keyboarding, records management, office management, communications, computers and other office technology. Graduates are qualified for positions as administrative/executive assistants and office managers.

Admission to the Program: Open

First-Time Enrollees

  • Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  • Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Complete the placement exam, COMPASS.
  • Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

What can you do with an Administrative Office Professions degree?
Secretaries and administrative assistants perform clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff. Although secretaries and administrative assistants work in nearly every industry, many are employed in schools, hospitals, governments, and legal and medical offices. Most work full time. Employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Many job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Those with work experience, particularly experience using computer software applications to do word processing and create spreadsheets, should have the best job prospects.


Careers And Salary
There is such a wide variety of fields that administrative office majors can purse that it is difficult to address each one to any extent within this informational brochure.


Wage Estimates are for Illinois and were found at Bureau of Labor website for Illinois 2016 wage Estimates.



Mean Annual

Bill & Account Collectors


Customer Service Representatives


Financial Clerks


General Office Clerks


Information Clerks


Material Recording Clerks




Secretaries & Administrative Assistants