Administrative Assistant

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will be able initiate and respond to correspondence effectively while using the latest automated technology, system software (Windows OS), and application software (Word, Excel, and Outlook) to perform more advanced skills; become familiar with Global information systems to be able to sign on to an account and use common utilities, including e-mail, Gopher, and Web browsers to search a variety of databases for information; acquire the necessary knowledge and skills of accounting and bookkeeping to be able to use journals and ledgers to prepare balance sheets and income statements and be able to translate accounting records into a basis for sound decision making in a variety of businesses; be able to use a variety of office procedures to perform such tasks as sorting mail, filing and processing documents; develop interpersonal skills to conduct and participate in job interviews, practice effective human relation skills in business, handle telephone conversations with ease, and develop skills to communicate more effectively with customers and other employees verbally; and type by touch at a minimum of thirty (30) words a minute and to create, edit, and format advanced features for any business document including forms, medical and legal forms, resumes, job applications, bibliographies, footnotes/end-notes, newsletters.
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PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
CABOT 105 or eligibility for ENGL 101 BUSAD 106

or
BUSAD 152

Written Business Communications

Management Communications - Oral

3
or
3
  CABOT 101 Business Office Procedures 3
CABOT 103 or equivalent CABOT 102 English for Business 4
  CABOT 103 Business Vocabulary Development 3
  CABOT 104 Filing Methods and Systems 1
  CABOT 205 Keyboard & Document Processing
3
  CABOT 208 Windows Basics 1

CABOT 265 Microsoft Word I 3
  CABOT 270 Microsoft Excel I 3
  Select 6 units from the following courses:
 
   ACCTG 110
 Basic Accounting
4
   BUSAD 110
 Human Relations in Business
 3
   CABOT 110
 Collegiate Business Mathematics
3
  CABOT 266
 Microsoft Word II
3
  CABOT 285 Microsoft Outlook 3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 30-31
* A minimum typing speed of 40 wpm is required for this certificate. CABOT 230 is available to help students reach this goal. Students should request a card from their GCC instructor verifying their keyboarding speed. This card is valid for one year and must be current at the beginning of the semester/session in which the certificate is awarded. Replacement cards may be obtained by retesting.

NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2018

GCC Catalog 2018-2019

Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.