Administrative Office 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 Office 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.

General Information

Career Advisor: Dan Eberle
253-680-7002 | deberle@batestech.edu

Location: Downtown Campus
Hours: 7:30AM - 3:00PM

Program Length: Four - Six Quarters

  • National Median Salary$36,580
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings72,600

This information is base on data from April 2020.

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.

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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE ASSISTANT
CIP: 52.0401 EPC: 551

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.

Program Metrics

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

Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Sharon Netter

    253.680.7370 | Email

Bates Technical College offers classes on campus, online and hybrid. Physical campuses are open to students attending on-campus classes, those with an appointment, and employees. Learn how we keep students and employees healthy and safe on our COVID-19 resource page.