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Business Technology
   Administrative Assistant

A.A.S. Degree, 100.5 credits, 6-7 quarters

Earn Your Degree Online or on Campus

You may earn college credits toward a certificate or degree through the successful completion of online classes. Students may complete most credits required through our extensive online class offerings. Many of the tests for the courses are proctored; local colleges and libraries are often willing to proctor exams.

Students living outside the Spokane area with questions concerning nontraditional credits should contact the department chair.

Program Description

Our administrative assistant program combines a well-balanced academic grounding with expert administrative assistant instruction, giving graduates the diversified training and background needed to hold positions of responsibility and importance in many areas of the business world. It helps raise the office skills of the student to a professional level, gives the student a technical background through completion of technical skills courses, and provides an academic background as well. Overall, it provides the student a mature understanding of professional responsibilities and minimizes the need for additional on-the-job training.

Students who successfully complete this program are prepared to:

  • use Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, and Outlook);
  • file electronically and handle a variety of internal and external business forms and understand their purpose;
  • operate a variety of business machines, including computers, digital copiers, transcribers, facsimiles, printers, telephones, and calculating machines;
  • use the Internet to obtain information and conduct e-commerce;
  • exhibit management initiative and dependability, follow directions, and have pride in high-quality work;
  • understand the scope of business operations and economic systems;
  • take notes and transcribe them into proper form; and
  • understand the systems and procedures of organizing and planning office work, controlling employees' performance, and exercising leadership skills that make the modern employer-employee relationship a pleasant, rewarding, and successful experience
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For more information:

Deby Hanson
(509) 533-8001 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 8001


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1810 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
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