Office Assistant Certificate


The Office Assistant Certificate Program prepares students with knowledge and skills that can adapt to just about any office environment in a variety of industries. This program emphasizes the essential office skills required for an entry level office assistant working in a contemporary office environment.

Program Description

Students will learn how to work as a professional team member managing office procedures such as planning meetings and records management. The 105-hour curriculum incorporates skills needed for the workplace such as goal setting, managing time, and problem solving. Business application software will be reviewed including presentation software, spreadsheets, and project management systems. The program provides hands-on training in Microsoft Word and how to utilize it an office environment for functions such as mail merge, charts, and graphics. 

Program Goals

Students will be able to recommend solutions to a variety of business problems. They will learn to organize raw data for analysis and presentation, using appropriate business software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. In preparation for the MOS Word exam students will learn a number of skills including creating documents with graphic elements such as tables and charts, how to automate document formatting with the use of tabs, styles, and bulleted/numbered lists, and how to share documents via the use of tracking, inserting comments, comparing and merging, and protecting documents.

Consideration for Industry Certification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to pursue the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam for Microsoft Word 2016.


Students who successfully complete the certificate will have the opportunity to receive prior learning credit towards the Office Administration Certificate credit program which articulates to the Management degree program.


This is a grant-funded program and students must meet eligibility requirements.

Recognition of Completion

A certificate of program completion will be awarded by the College.

For more information contact Suzanne Holloman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215-619-7397.