Administrative Business Assistant

Learn the critical skills needed to provide expert office assistance in a professional setting.

Numerous employment opportunities exist for college-educated administrative office professionals with advanced computer and writing skills including professional, private, county and state organizations. Students in the Administrative Business Assistant program learn fundamental skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, business writing and office procedures.

Students receive practical experience in several areas, including grammar, keyboarding, employment preparation, and often gain work-based learning experience in temporary internships at local businesses or in residence at the college. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

Contact Information:

Bob Traufler, Career Advisor

Downtown Campus

7:30AM – 4:00PM

Program Affiliations:

  • The logo for Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

More about the program:

Students learn records management, grammar, business writing, professional ethics, and telephone techniques in preparation for jobs as office assistants, administrative assistants, secretaries, word processing specialists, and a variety of other office support positions. Students receive practical experience in several areas, including computer software technology, office procedures and accounting, and often gain work-based learning experience in temporary internships at local businesses or in residence at the college. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • AAS: Administrative Business Assistant
  • Competency Cert.: Administrative Business Assistant
  • Cert. of Training: Administrative Business Assistant
  • CIP: 52.0401 EPC: 551

Program Lengths:

  • AAS degree program length: 6 quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 3 Quarters
  • Certificate of Training: 2 Quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Sharon Netter

253.680.7370

snetter@batestech.edu

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

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Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

  • National Median Salary: $36,580
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 72,600

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on April 2020.

ACBSP accreditation logo

This program is Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)-accredited. Read more about this program-specific accreditation.

Program Metrics

For a deeper look into our Graduation & Retention rates, visit our Graduation & Retention charts.

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Fall Quarter registration for new students begins July 19. Get started today on your enrollment steps!