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|Executive Administrative Specialist - A.A.S. Degree||60 cr.||Online | On Campus|
|Administrative Assistant - Diploma||36 cr.||Online | On Campus|
|Microsoft Office Applications Management - Certificate||18 cr.||Online | On Campus|
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This program prepares students for employment in administrative support roles. Students use computer systems for document processing and file management tasks. This program teaches the expertise needed for creating and editing documents, spreadsheets, databases, electronic presentations and Internet navigation research. Administrative assistants may be called upon to communicate, organize, coordinate, and integrate data.
This is the ideal major for people in the workforce looking for a challenge or ways to advance their careers and gives them an opportunity to obtain Microsoft Office Specialist Certification for the required certification classes.
This program offers Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Seek credit for life experience to accelerate your progress toward a degree, diploma, or certificate. Visit the Credit for Prior Learning page to learn more.
|Executive Administrative Specialist
A.A.S. • 60 credits
Diploma • 36 credits
|Microsoft Office Applications Management
Certificate • 18 credits
Each year, Dakota County Technical College and the DCTC Foundation make more than $200,000 in scholarships available to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
Students looking for ways to help finance their college education can find part-time jobs on campus with various DCTC departments and programs. Deliver your completed Work-Study Application to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and search for openings on Handshake. For more information, you can review Work Study Procedure.
Step 1: Apply now for financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
DCTC's Federal School Code: 010402
Step 2: After receiving an official award letter from DCTC, you may apply online for a Federal Stafford Student Loan. Visit the Loans page for more information.
Graduates find employment in administrative support in a wide variety of businesses, including but not limited to corporate headquarters, insurance companies, banks, manufacturing firms and government agencies.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for Executive Administrative Specialists and Assistants is currently in moderate demand. There will be a need for about 10,770 new Executive Secretaries to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.
Graduates secure employment in entry-level positions such as Administrative Assistants, Administrative Clerks, Administrative Coordinators, Administrative Office Specialists, Clerical Office Workers, Executive Assistants and Office Assistants.
If you are looking to bring in any college credit, visit our Transfer To DCTC Resource Page and DCTC will help you through the process.
If you are looking to transfer to a 4-year institution after completing your degree, DCTC can help you through the process! Check out our Transfer From DCTC Resource Page.
Transferology is used to find out how your courses might transfer to DCTC and any of the participating schools in the Transferology network. Get an account for free and create a plan now!
The Administrative Support program at DCTC is active throughout the year and makes headlines in college publications. Read about student successes and the accomplishments of our instructors.
As a student in DCTC's Administrative Support program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the industry through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.
DCTC features active, industry-relevant clubs for Administrative Support students right on campus. Getting involved in these clubs allows you to make the most of your college experience and gives you an edge when seeking employment. The following clubs are open to all Administrative Support students:
Business Professionals of America (BPA)
Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in accounting, business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.
Rotaract is a club for students that volunteer as a team, plan activities and projects, motivate, inspire, and socialize. Rotaract is a division of Rotary International. Rotaract’s core goals are to serve the community, create professional development opportunities for students, network with our Rotary Clubs by inviting speakers and mentors, and be part of an international network of young leaders, and, most importantly, have fun!
SkillsUSA is a national non-profit organization for students in trade, industrial, technical, and health occupation programs in community and technical colleges. There are nearly 100 competitions through SkillsUSA that relate to programs of study at DCTC or leadership skills. Students who compete and take first place in Minnesota will advance to nationals. Participation is SkillsUSA is a great addition to your resume!