What Can You Do With an Office Assistant Certificate?

Your next employer counts on you to keep all the office systems working well. This certificate helps you walk in the door and deliver immediate value. Typical first jobs out of this program are:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Billing Services Assistant
  • Customer Service Rep
  • Shipping/Receiving Clerk
  • Office Assistant

A Diverse Skill Set

An office assistance certificate prepares you to be a valuable asset to the day-to-day office operations. You learn common clerical duties, of course, as well as how to work with the usual business software. You also understand how your role functions in the business, allowing you to succeed even in your first job.

Get Started in Your Desired Field

Wherever there’s an office, the business needs people with these skills. Construction, health care, entertainment—your foot in the door can be as an office assistant. You leave this program having picked up an adaptable, core skill set from Copper Mountain College’s experts.

Your Office Assistant Cert. Program Map

  • 1

Note: The BUAA 001 course (required for certificate) is only offered in the fall. If you start in the spring semester it will require two semesters to complete.

Please discuss any questions you have about completing the course with your advisor.

Office Assistant Cert.: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 9 semester units
    • 9 units of required courses
    • A grade or of “C” or higher in all required courses
    • Minimum 2.0 grade point average
  • Required Courses

    Administrative Professional (BUAA – 001) | 3.00 Units

    Introduction to Business (BUMA 010) | 3.00 Units

    Computer Business Applications for Windows (CIS -070A) | 3.00 Units

    Total Units: 9.00

  • What You Learn

    After you finish this certificate, you will:

    1. Understand how businesses are organized and how they function day-to-day
    2. Know how to use common office software
    3. Be able to communicate in ways that help a business run well

Related Programs

Contact Admissions

Admissions & Records
300 Quad
6162 Rotary Way
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Phone: 760.366.5201 ext. 4232