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
Gainful Employment Data
Effective 2018-2019 academic year
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|
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Connie Crossley, BA, BS, M.Ed.
Viola Johnson, Ed.D.
Colleen Meyer, M.Ed., CIW-CI, CIW Associate
David Hensley, BS, MBA