Administrative Assistant - Certificate of Achievement

The Administrative Assistant Program is designed to give students the skills needed to find employment as an administrative assistant or a related position. Administrative assistants are dynamic workers whose primary job is to ensure an office runs efficiently and maintains constant professionalism. Their duties often vary based on setting and can include taking phone calls, preparing memos, maintaining databases and scheduling meetings. The coursework for the Administrative Assistant Certificate provides a general background in business operations and helps students improve their use of business software. This certificate is designed for students who are already working or who will seek work immediately after graduation. Graduates who wish to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree will have their transcripts evaluated by the new institution; credit will be transferred on a course-by-course basis.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Help offices run smoothly
Provide support for executives
Master word processing and document design
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

In-district Tuition: Click Here
Out-of-district Tuition: Click Here
Credits: 30*
Average Salary: $35,218*
Graduation Retention Rate: 36%*

Possible Careers

Administrative assistant
Personal assistant
Executive secretary
Office manager
Information services manager

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses
credit hours
Related Elective

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

J.C. Walker
Business, Accounting and Economics Department Chair


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.