Administrative Assistant Certificate
Administrative assistants are responsible for an array of tasks that support the viability and efficiency of successful businesses. Rapid growth in healthcare, legal services, data processing, management, and other industries has created many new job opportunities for administrative assistants with proficient skills. From scheduling meetings and assisting customers to answering phones and managing filing systems, administrative assistants play an important role in organizations of all sizes. The Administrative Assistant Certificate of Completion will prepare you for immediate employment in a variety of organizational settings. The program is available in person and online through Sheridan College and can be completed in one year.
As business culture evolves, so do the roles and responsibilities of administrative professionals. The Administrative Assistant Certificate program features courses in Accounting, Records Management, Professional Development, and Business Communication. It also provides the opportunity to enhance your administrative credentials while learning computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Why Sheridan College?
- The certificate program can be completed in one year.
- An Administrative Assistant Certificate, coupled with an Associate Degree in Business or a related field, can help you gain a competitive edge in the workforce.
- Certificate completion will allow you to pursue entry-level office positions immediately following graduation.
Almost every industry has a need for skilled administrative assistants who can handle a variety of clerical, organizational, and proofing tasks. Administrative assistants are in demand nationwide as organizations ramp up productivity, customer service, and workplace efficiency. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that approximately 354,000 jobs openings will be added to the field of Secretaries and Administrative Assistants from 2021 – 2031.
Faculty and Community
Sheridan College faculty are committed to assisting you with developing the skills that you need to become a successful Administrative Assistant. The instruction that you receive will equip you with applicable organizational training that demonstrates to potential employers your exceptional aptitude for administrative work.
Sheridan College has strong relationships with organizations, businesses, industries, schools, hospitals and more to provide you with occupational internships, hands-on learning, and job opportunities.
As a student in Sheridan College’s Administrative Assistant Certificate program, you will have the opportunity to learn a variety of computer programs, and take the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Test to enhance your marketability.
Careers and Opportunities
Administrative assistants are taking on a wide range of responsibilities that include more than clerical tasks. Earning Sheridan College’s highly regarded certificate will allow you to join the workforce directly after graduation. Today’s administrative assistants manage a variety of tasks crucial to organizational success:
- Managing Budgets
- Assisting Customers, Clients and the Public
- Planning and Organizing Meetings (including webinars and virtual meetings)
- Managing Social Media Accounts
- Drafting Bills, Memos, Emails and Letters
- Answering Calls
- Scheduling Appointments