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
The following figures are based on current tuition and fee rates for the required number 16 credit hours.
|Student Activity Fee||$75.00||$75.00||$75.00|
|Total Tuition and Fees||$1,841.00||$5,185.00||$5,617.00|
Estimated Additional Costs
The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 16 credit hours. Actual costs will vary; check the Class Schedule for actual book costs.
|Room and Board||$3,375.00|
|Books and Supplies||$750.56|