Jul 24, 2024  
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog 
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administrative Assistant, Advanced Skill Set

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Katie Roeher, Business Department Coordinator

Program Purpose

The Administrative Assistant Advanced Skill Set prepares students with entry-level skills needed to obtain employment in today’s office setting. It is also designed to assist currently employed individuals who are making the transition from secretary to administrative assistant/supervisory position.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Advanced Skill Set, completers will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in office skills such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing and web design.
  • Apply basic business principles
  • Demonstrate workplace mathematics skills


This program will benefit both traditional and nontraditional students who wish to gain skills specific to the changing technology in today’s office setting. The enhanced skills could be used for job advancement as well as new employment opportunities. Students could choose to pursue an A.A.S. degree in Business-Office Administration Concentration; all classes required in this Advanced Skill Set are also required in the A.A.S. degree.

Notice to All Students

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an associate or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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