Virtual Assistant Certificate (VAC)


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.

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Employment Options

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 Outlook

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


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Virtual Assistant Certificate (VAC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
IM 115Administrative Office Procedures and Practices 233
IM 130Electronic Word Processing: Microsoft Word 233
IM 145Document Proofreading and Editing 233
IM 150Electronic Presentations: Microsoft PowerPoint 233
Semester 2  
ACC 101Financial Accounting 223
IM 120Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 233
IM 135Business Document Formatting 233
Semester 3  
IM 155Emerging Technologies and Social Media 223
IM 170Electronic Project Management: Microsoft Project 233
MGT 120Entrepreneurship 303
ACC 1XX Accounting Software Elective  101
Total Credits:  222531
Accounting Software Elective
ACC 115Accounting Software Applications: Sage (Peachtree)2
ACC 121Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 11

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


Program Chair
Connie Crossley, BA, BS, M.Ed.
(513) 569-1833
Viola Johnson, Ed.D.
Colleen Meyer, M.Ed., CIW-CI, CIW Associate
David Hensley, BS, MBA
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