Certificate - Office Assistant
Spokane Falls Community College
Financial Aid Eligible
Yes. Read more about Financial Aid.
This program is scheduled to be discontinued and will no longer be accepting new applicants.
If you are a multi-tasker who wants to work in an office environment, this certificate program could be a good match for you.
In this program, you’ll gain the skills necessary to perform general business and office duties. You’ll learn how to prepare business documents, do bookkeeping, manage files, use the Internet effectively, schedule with electronic calendars and deliver positive customer service.
Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce, or you are looking to update your skillset, certification as an office assistant could help your resume stand out from the rest.
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.
Choose program map:
Office Assistant Certificate map
Total Credits: 45
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 the requirements for your degree or certificate, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.
Donna Evenson M.Ed. (emphasis in business education): I began my post-secondary education at a community college and then transferred to Washington State University in Pullman where I earned my Bachelor of Applied Science in business education. While teaching high school for three years, I earned my master’s degree from Eastern Washington University. I have enjoyed teaching at the Community Colleges of Spokane since 1986 and have thrived in the Business Technology (BT) department at SFCC. The thrill of teaching in the BT department comes from regular technology updates that keep us on our toes and working with such a wide variety of students. It feels like I’ve taught every class we offer over the years, but these days I am focused on Computing Essentials, Desktop Publishing, Administrative Office Practicum, and computer applications courses. It is a pleasure to serve as an advisor for BT students to achieve their dreams and goals.
Stephanie Freeman I have been teaching at SFCC since 2010. I earned my bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Gonzaga University and my master’s in teaching from Whitworth University. I have worked for both corporate and small businesses and have also taught for the School of Business at Gonzaga University. In my classes, I integrate the valuable business experiences I have gained to make connections to the course material. I love teaching a range of business subjects, helping students see how skills weave throughout all areas of business, and watching our graduates go on to work in a wide variety of industries.
Jenny Hubbard: I am a graduate of SFCC with my Associate in Applied Science degree as an administrative assistant and an office assistant certificate. I have been the Business Technology department’s instructional technician since 2003. The part I love the most is our students! I assist with course-related questions and sometimes even lend an ear when students need to vent.
Lorri completed her BA in business administration at the University of Washington. Lorri has business and marketing experience in the financial industry. Her teaching experience includes business education courses at Centralia High School, North Bend High School (Oregon), and Southwest Oregon Community College. Lorri was also the yearbook instructor/advisor for Valley Christian School. Lorri Peasley teaches business communication and a variety of courses in the BT Center.
Upon approval from the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), OTA graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam. After successful completion of the examination, the graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and be eligible to apply for state licensure. To learn more about the exam, visit our OTA Certification Exam page.
Have a question? Let's hear it.
Building 24, Room 125