The Virtual Assistant Certificate is designed for individuals seeking entrepreneurial, flexible employment by operating a home office that offers administrative and business support, over the Internet, to companies or professionals. Students pursuing this certificate should be currently employed in a secretarial or office support role, with at least two years of verified experience in the field. In addition, students seeking the Virtual Assistant Certificate should have fluency in keyboarding, computer skills, and communication as well as strong self-motivation skills. This certificate program does not include cooperative education.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Provide administrative and business support to companies and professionals, from a home office, via the Internet.
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Executive Assistant
- Administrative Assistant
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
$26,000 to $35,000 annual salary
Employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to grow 12 percent by 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Many job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Those with a combination of work experience and computer skills should have the best job prospects.
Gainful Employment Data
Virtual Assistant Certificate (VAC)
|IM 115||Administrative Office Procedures and Practices||2||3||3|
|IM 130||Electronic Word Processing: Microsoft Word||2||3||3|
|IM 145||Document Proofreading and Editing||2||3||3|
|IM 150||Electronic Presentations: Microsoft PowerPoint||2||3||3|
|ACC 101||Financial Accounting||2||2||3|
|IM 120||Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel||2||3||3|
|IM 135||Business Document Formatting||2||3||3|
|IM 155||Emerging Technologies and Social Media||2||2||3|
|IM 170||Electronic Project Management: Microsoft Project||2||3||3|
|ACC 1XX Accounting Software Elective||1||0||1|
|Accounting Software Elective|
|ACC 115||Accounting Software Applications: Sage (Peachtree)||2|
|ACC 121||Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1||1|