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Administrative Assistant

This program is scheduled to be discontinued and will no longer be accepting new applicants.

If you are highly organized and enjoy working with people in an office environment, then a career as an administrative assistant could be an excellent path for you.

In this program, you'll become proficient in computer applications — including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint — and learn the latest communication tools, procedures and practices that are essential in today’s business environment.

Through courses and on-the-job training, you’ll develop skills in written and oral communication, spreadsheets, meeting and travel planning, bookkeeping, calendar management, desktop publishing, office management and survey design. 

Whether you want to work for a small, family-owned firm or large corporation, this degree will prepare you for an important role in any business. 

1. Demonstrate proficiency in the creation and preparation of commonly used business documents.
2. Apply knowledge of office organizational tools, electronic  calendaring, and electronic
messaging.
3. Apply basic business communication skills in a variety of situations both orally and written.
4. Demonstrate proficiency in meeting preparation, organization, and note taking techniques.
5. Effectively prepare and design spreadsheets to aid decision making.
6. Use and apply  a variety  of office management  and bookkeeping  principles.
7. Effectively use Word, Excel , Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook for common business applications.
8. Demonstrate the ability work independently and professionally in a simulated office environment.
 

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 106
Computing Essentials
5
BT 110
Strategies for Student Success
2
BUS 122
Practical Business Math
3
Choose 1 course from:
BT 107
Business Communications
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 102
Document Processing
5
BT 155
Records Information Management
3
BT 272
Business Correspondence
5
CAPPS 180
Outlook
2
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ACCT 103
Fundamental Bookkeeping Procedures
3
BT 160
Job Preparation Techniques
3
BT 231
Office Procedures
5
CAPPS 151
Excel I
2
CAPPS 171
Powerpoint I
2
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 232
Office Procedures II
5
BT 258
Desktop Publishing
5
Choose 1 course from:
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business
5
CMST& 210
Interpersonal Communication
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 236
VIrtual Business Practice
5
BT 255
Business Productivity Tools
3
BT 260
Administrative Office Management
5
CAPPS 161
Access I
2
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 201
Information Processing
5
BT 234
Administrative Professional Practicum
5
BT 285
Administrative Professional Internship
2
Choose 3 credit from:
ACCT 140
QuickBooks
5
CAPPS 185
Applied Social Media I
3
IS 210
Internet Programming I
3
Total Credits
 
15
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
For an up to date list of all classes that satisfy requirements for your degree/ certificate in iCatalog, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    10,104
  • Non-Resident

    $
    13,680
  • International

    $
    24,858
  • Avg. Books

    $
    702
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    N/A
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    N/A

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Jamie Southwell
    Jamie Southwell
    Program Specialist 2
    Jamie.Southwell@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3912

  • Donna Evenson
    Donna Evenson
    Administrative Office Syst
    B.A., Washington State University; M.Ed., Eastern Washington University
    Donna.Evenson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3736
  • Stephanie Freeman
    Stephanie Freeman
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    B.B.A., M.B.A., Gonzaga University; M.I.T. Whitworth University
    Stephanie.Freeman@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4144
  • Jenny Hubbard
    Jenny Hubbard
    Instr&Classroom Supt Tch2
    Jenny.Hubbard@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3251
  • Lorri Peasley
    Lorri Peasley
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Lorri.Peasley@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3264

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Donna Evenson

Faculty, Program Director
Donna.Evenson@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3736

Stephanie Freeman

Faculty
lisa.freeman@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4144
 

Jamie Southwell

Pathways Specialist
jamie.southwell@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3912
Building 24, Room 125