• Administrative Assistant

    Administrative assistants provide crucial support services within a business office environment.



 

Administrative Assistant

M State's AAS degree in Administrative Assistant prepares students to work in an office setting within virtually any industry. Businesses rely on administrative assistants to ensure offices function effectively and efficiently, and our degree program provides students with both the specialized skills and general education to succeed in this career field.

As a student in the program, you will develop a range of office support skills including skills in communication, customer service, interpersonal relations, time management and technology. Job placement rates are excellent, and internships provide valuable industry experience.

The 60-credit program is offered on our Moorhead campus.

Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

Two-year Occupational Grant Pilot Program imageThis program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.

There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.

For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.

 

Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Organizational skills
  • Proficient use of a variety of computer applications
  • Writing and editing skills for business documents
  • Effective communications
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills

 

Why M State

  • M State is an exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes mean personalized education
  • Instructors are committed to student success
  • Faculty has extensive professional experience
  • Program's industry partners ensure students are learning skills needed by employers
  • High placement rate for Administrative Assistant graduates
 

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Degrees Offered Click on a degree below to view details

Administrative Assistant, AAS Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Moorhead

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Administrative Assistant regional wage

Administrative Assistant regional wage
data source: Career Coach

 

Career opportunities

Graduates of M State's Administrative Assistant program have employment opportunities in varied office settings and opportunities as Secretary and Administrative Assistant.

Description: Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

For more information visit Career Coach.

Data source: Career Coach with current geographical area: up to 100 miles away from Moorhead


data source: Career Coach

 

Administrative Assistant employment

4,817 Employed in your area

159 Estimated annual job openings

1,411 Approaching retirement age

The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.


Age Group # of Workers % of Workers*
under 25 498 10%
25-34 828 17%
35-44 866 18%
45-54 1,214 25%
55-64 1,096 23%
65+ 315 7%

* Based on county-level occupational demographics

data source: Career Coach

 

Required courses for Administrative Assistant AAS

  • Principles of Bookkeeping
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Business Communications I and II
  • Office Procedures
  • Records/Database Management
  • Office Software Applications
  • Keyboarding I and II
  • Word Processing/Advanced Word Processing
  • Computer Technology Information
  • Integrated Office Software Applications
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • College Writing
 

Learn more

· Visit minnesota.edu/programs

· Call 877.450.3322

Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 08:56am