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Office and Administrative Services: Administrative Assistant

(B81) Certificate

The administrative assistant certificate program is designed to provide a student with a course of study for entry into the world of business. The program emphasizes specific job skills in typing. Work toward the office and administrative services degree can be completed at a future date according to the individual student's need.

Work and Employment

Administrative assistants' duties vary depending upon the office. Office automation and organizational restructuring have offered the opportunity to assume a variety of administrative and record management duties. Most of the work is performed with computers to run spreadsheets, word processing, and database management applications.

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

The following figures are based on current tuition and fee rates for the required number 26 credit hours.

Tuition $2,938.00 $8,372.00 $9,074.00
Student Activity Fee $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
Course Fees $165.00 $165.00 $165.00
Total Tuition and Fees $3,103.00 $8,537.00 $9,239.00

Estimated Additional Costs

The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 26 credit hours. Actual costs will vary; check the Class Schedule for actual book costs.

Room and Board $6,750.00
Books and Supplies $1,269.16
Grand Total $11,122.16 $16,556.16 $17,258.16