- Lilburn, United States
- Program Type:
- Full Degree
- Degree Level:
- Business Administration & Management
- Program Description:
The Administrative Assisting diploma program is designed to train Gwinnett College students to seek entry-level positions in the office administration or secretarial field. The Administrative Assisting graduate may work as a secretary, receptionist, executive assistant, or administrative assistant, after coursework is completed. The school’s externship phase of the Administrative Assisting training program will allow students to apply the skills learned during the classroom training.
Gwinnett College classes prepare administrative assistants, secretaries, receptionists and executive assistants to perform routine clerical and administrative duties. Classes teach them how to organize files, answer phones, prepare documents, schedule appointments, arrange staff meetings, prepare memos and invoices, edit documents, perform data-entry, maintain databases, greet customers, manage office supplies, perform basic bookkeeping and support office staff. Administrative assistants work in office environments in a wide variety of industries.
Gwinnett College classes teach executive secretaries how to provide high-level administrative support for top executives of an organization. In addition to typical clerical and administrative duties, classes teach an executive secretary how to handle more complex tasks including reviewing incoming documents, sitting in and taking notes in executive meetings, conducting research, be a gateway for clients and co-workers to not allow the executive to be distracted from day-to-day work and preparing reports that are used in client and board meetings. Executive assistants and secretaries typically sit outside the office of the executive they support.
Gwinnett College classes prepare receptionist that sit near the entrance of the office to greet customers as they enter the establishment. The receptionist may be the first person a client sees when they enter the organization. Classes teach them to keep a pleasant demeanor while being the face of the organization. It also teaches the receptionist how to make sure the organization runs smoothly and visitors are taken care of while they are visiting employees within the organization.
Your Administrative Assisting diploma program will include the following topics.
Manual and Computerized Accounting Courses
Office Administration Skills
Microsoft Office Course
Business Math and English Courses
Advanced Keyboarding Course
Gwinnett College offers administrative assisting courses to gain essential skills and training to achieve entry-level positions in this career field. These courses will be the first step in starting a rewarding career as an administrative assistant, secretary, receptionist or executive assistant.
Additional Program Information
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
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