Administrative Office Skills Certificate

About 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 Costs of Administrative Office Skills Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $3,655

Credit Hours to Complete: 20

Weeks to Complete: 32

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 $2,230 $7,394 $9,288 $9,288
Additional Costs $1,425 $1,425 $1,425 $1,425
Program Total $3,655 $8,819 $10,713 $10,713

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.

Related programs include:

What careers are available to someone with a 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?

Ask about internships!

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 Administrative Office Skills Certificate, while working towards the AOM AAS degree.

Outside of the Classroom

To further your career, you may wish to seek national certification credentials beyond MCC's certificate. Organizations offering certification exams include the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.