Administrative Professional's Associate Degree and Certificate Program
Train for a career full of great advancement and employment opportunities
Now more than ever, business and government managers rely heavily on accomplished administrative assistants. So much so, in fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists this occupation as one of the nation's fastest growing fields.
TMCC's Workforce Development and Continuing Education department offers you two programs to prepare for an administrative professional career: a two-year associate's degree or a one-year certificate. Our programs feature the relevant instruction that employers are looking for.
Are you suited to become an executive's valued right hand?
Successful administrative professionals are
- Highly organized,
- Capable of juggling several projects at a time,
- Deadline savvy,
- Experts at maintaining confidentiality,
- Versed in business etiquette and
- Good communicators, both in writing and speaking.
Why should I consider this profession?
Administrative professionals enjoy
- Consistent, predictable hours,
- A fast-paced office environment,
- Insurance and vacation benefits,
- Abundant advancement opportunities and
- A diversity of tasks.
Where do administrative professionals work?
- Financial, medical and legal firms
What types of duties is this job position responsible for?
- Word processing: reports and memos
- Efficiently navigating different software applications
- Maintaining files
- Handling inquiries
- With experience, administrative professionals also manage executive schedules and take on important tasks such as streamlining office procedures, planning meetings and conferences and more.
What can I expect to earn?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, administrative professionals in Nevada earn a median annual salary of $35,000; those who've reached executive assistant levels earn $50,000 a year.
A formal education is required in today's workplace
There's a key difference between secretaries and administrative professionals: administrative assistants possess the formal education preparing them for progressively independent responsibilities that give them access to increased promotional opportunities. Usually, administrative assistants must work in the field several years before progressing to an executive administrative professional level.
One executive administrative assistant said this about her job. "It's fascinating work. You get to be part of the decision making process and there is constant variety."
- TMCC's Administrative Professional's Training Brochure
- TMCC Administrative Professional's Degree Requirements
- TMCC Administrative Professional's Certificate Requirements
- International Association of Administrative Professionals
- National Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals
Extra Resources: Gainful Employment Data for Certificate