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The Administrative Assistant Certificate Program prepares students for a career as a secretary or an administrative assistant. An Administrative Assistant Certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all program requirements.

Training length may vary depending on existing skills. Classes are held at our convenient Cypress and Anaheim locations.

The most up-to-date information is available in the SCE Schedule PDF.

Course Requirements
  • Core Courses: Computer Applications and Office Skills
    • The core courses consist of four levels
    • Each level is six weeks
  • Computer Lab Component
    • Minimum of 120 hours
    Specialty courses for students with limited English skills are available. Contact the ESL Department at (714) 808-4638 for more information.
Job Outlook
As we enter an age of advanced technology, office professionals are required to evolve with the current technology to maintain marketable skills. Office automation and organizational restructuring have led secretaries and administrative assistants to assume a wider range of new responsibilities previously completed by upper management and other professional staff. Secretaries and administrative assistants are responsible for a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run a company efficiently.

In offices nationwide, they serve as an information manager, schedule meetings and appointments, organize and maintain paper and electronic files, manage projects, conduct research, and provide information via the telephone, postal mail and e-mail. They also increasingly use personal computers to create spreadsheets, compose correspondence, reports and documents as well as presentations using graphics.

For current occupation outlook information, visit the following links:

EDD - Labor Market Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook

An Administrative Assistant Career Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all program requirements.

Required Courses

 BUSN320 - Office Skills I (3 class times available.)

TimeDay(s) of WeekCampusRoomClass Begins
11:00 am - 12:00 pmTThAnaheim4052015-09-15
10:30 am - 11:30 amMWAnaheim4052015-09-14
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmMWAnaheim4052015-09-14

 BUSN321 - Office Skills II (2 class times available.)

TimeDay(s) of WeekCampusRoomClass Begins
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmTThAnaheim4052015-09-15
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmTThAnaheim4052015-09-15

 BUSN340 - Computer Applications for the Administrative Assistant I (3 class times available.)

TimeDay(s) of WeekCampusRoomClass Begins
9:00 am - 11:00 amTThAnaheim4052015-09-15
6:30 pm - 8:30 pmMWAnaheim4052015-09-14
8:30 am - 10:30 amMWAnaheim4052015-09-14

 BUSN341 - Computer Applications for the Administrative Assistant II (2 class times available.)

TimeDay(s) of WeekCampusRoomClass Begins
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmTThAnaheim4052015-09-15
6:30 pm - 8:30 pmTThAnaheim4052015-09-15


Admissions and Registration: (714) 808-4999