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The office assistant certificate is designed for students who have had little or no previous instruction in office-related courses. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared for entry-level office positions.
The office assistant certificate may become the first step toward the completion of the secretarial certificates or the associate in applied science degree in office and administrative services.
Work and Employment
The office assistant position involves work beyond the typical entry-level position requirements. The program graduate will typically perform general office work and routine filing while serving as an assistant for several people and may be expected to perform transcription of dictated materials. This type of position often leads to possibilities for advancement within the office setting and provides a framework for continuing education and skill improvement.
Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Mary Ann Hurd, Assistant Professor of Office and Administrative Services, 815/835-6202.
Estimated Program Cost
|Course Fees||* $21.00||* $21.00||* $21.00|
|Total Tuition and Fees||$2,245.00||$5,541.00||$6,133.00|
* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.