For those looking for quick entry into the job market, NSCC offers a one-year office assistant certificate program. This program provides the skills needed for entry-level positions in today’s fast-paced and automated business office.
Graduates are prepared to assemble facts and figures from office records and express them in statements, letters and forms; file office records; operate calculators, photocopy machines and the latest word processing software; and assist with general business duties, such as responding to mail, making arrangements for business trips and scheduling appointments.
Students who want to continue their education can earn an associate degree by completing an additional year of study beyond the office assistant certificate program.
Employment opportunities should be very good, especially for those who have obtained excellent communication skills. Although many of the tasks that administrative assistants perform have become automated, it will be those tasks which require personal contact and communication which will continue to play a key role in the office activities of most organizations.
Gainful employment information for NSCC’s certificate programs is available online. Gainful employment information includes: estimated cost of the program, average student loan debt and types of jobs available.