About the Administrative Office Skills Certificate

Earn your Administrative Office Skills Certificate and learn basic keyboarding, computer, and communication skills to apply in your current administrative position, or towards a new position as a receptionist or general office assistant.

After receiving this entry-level Administrative Office Skills Certificate, many students go on to complete the Administrative Office Management Certificate while looking for a position, or after realizing they would like to pursue the Administrative Office Management AAS degree.

Total Cost of Administrative Office Skills Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $3,560.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 20

Weeks to Complete: 32

Administrative Office Management Degree and Certificate Requirements

Administrative Office Skills Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure Data

What makes MCC's Administrative Office Skills Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

You can apply all credits from your Administrative Office Skills Certificate towards the AOM (one-year) certificate and towards the AOM AAS degree.

In addition to the Administrative Office Skills Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Administrative Office Skills Certificate (CIP 52.0401 )

Total Administrative Office Skills Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,200.00 $7,743.00 $9,399.00 $9,399.00
Additional Administrative Office Skills Certificate Costs $1,360.00 $1,360.00 $1,360.00 $1,360.00
Program Total $3,560.00 $9,103.00 $10,759.00 $10,759.00


What job opportunities are available to someone with an Administrative Office Skills Certificate?

Occupations that Administrative Office Skills Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 43-6011
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, except Legal, Medical, and Executive 43-6014

How will MCC's Administrative Office Skills Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

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By the Numbers:

  • Salaries for secretaries (except legal, medical, and executive) range from $23,000 to $38,000

What have graduates gone on to do?

Many students have continued with AOM classes towards the AOM AAS degree; however, they have been able to obtain "stepping-stone" or part-time positions even after completing the AOM Office Skills certificate, while working towards the AOM AAS degree.

Outside of the Classroom

In order to further your career, you may wish to seek national certification credentials beyond MCC's certificate. Organizations offering certification exams include:

Hear what students have to say

“I remember how difficult it was coming back to school. Throughout my time at MCC, I have had great instructors that have made this transition a lot easier. Julie Freelove has been a huge support throughout my career at MCC. She is always available and always willing to give advice to her students. MCC gave me the tools to start a new career in AOM. I will be graduating in December with an AAS, and I'm very thankful for all the support that I got from MCC and my instructors to complete assignments and giving me test accommodations. I know that if I could do it, anyone can. Thank you, Julie, for all your support and advice! ”
- Elizabeth Cervantes

Hear what students have to say

“Coming back to school was one of the bests decisions I've ever made! MCC has helped me learn so many new skills and has me feel ready to start a career.”
- Adriana Carbajal

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