Administrative Support Assistant

Program Overview

The Administrative Support Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit program prepares individuals to provide administrative support under the supervision of office managers, executive assistants, and other office personnel.

Students may enter the Administrative Support Assistant certificate program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 20 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Administrative Support Assistant certificate program must be able to work in an office setting, type and produce business documents, be a fast and accurate typist, show initiative, work with people, work as a team member, multi-task, display a professional appearance, work with computers and computer application software, and have a strong work ethic.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Online (Distance Education)

Salary Potential

$16,640.00 – $20,800.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $2,662.00
Books & Supplies:  $600.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Administrative Support Assistants perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently.  They schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; conduct research; and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web Sites and e-mail.  They may also handle travel and guest arrangements.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.



Course Overview

  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • BUSN1240Office Procedures3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • BUSN1400Word Processing Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • BUSN1440Document Production4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXSpecific Occupational Guided Elective - 6 Hours6 credit hours0 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 20