Virtual Office Assistant Certificate

Virtual office assistant services are in demand due to rapid growth in online businesses. Earning your Virtual Office Assistant Certificate is a great way to learn virtual technologies, video conferencing, cloud-based tools, online collaboration, remote office setup, software application, keyboarding, and the communication skills needed to support a client's administrative needs, in a virtual setting.

As part of this certificate program, you will complete the Microsoft Office Specialist™ (MOS) Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, certification exams.

The Virtual Office Assistant Certificate is stackable, meaning credits earned may be applied towards the Word Processing certificate, Spreadsheet certificate, Microsoft Skills certificate, Medical Administration certificate, Administrative Office Skills certificate, Administrative Office Technologies certificate, and Administrative Office Technologies AAS.

Contact (815) 455-8690 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $5,119.3

Credit Hours to Complete: 29

Weeks to Complete: 32

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What you need to know about getting your Virtual Office Assistant Certificate (CIP 52.0401)

Total Virtual Office Assistant Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $3,523.5 $9,545.35 $13,419.17 $13,419.17
Additional Costs $1,595.8 $1,595.8 $1,595.8 $1,595.8
Program Total $5,119.3 $11,141.15 $15,014.97 $15,014.97

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

  • Credits earned in this certificate are stackable towards other AOT certificates and the AOT AAS degree (see above), helping you achieve your educational goals faster, earning multiple credentials as you go.
  • Students will complete the Microsoft Office Specialist™ (MOS) Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook certification exams, earning industry-recognized credentials.
  • Many AOT courses have reduced or zero textbook costs, with more courses added each academic year.
  • Classes include course projects common to industry.
  • You may participate in Scots for Non-Profits, volunteering at a local non-profit organization, toward earning graduation Silver Cord hours.
  • You'll learn from educated and experienced faculty who will share their valuable experience, knowledge, and troubleshooting skills with you.

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

Ask about internships for college credit and job shadowing opportunities!

Outside of the Classroom

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

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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.