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Contact: Barry AndrewsTitle: Department ChairContact: bandrews@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Administrative Assistant - Level II

Business Division
Certificate N0463

The Level II Certificate prepares students for clerical positions where, in addition to general office skills, written communication and advanced word processing skills are needed.

Required Courses

Higher Education, Higher Income:
This award offers multiple levels. Completion of all levels can lead to higher pay.

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • File Clerks

      File Clerks

      SOC Career Code: 43-4071.00

      File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used. Locate and remove material from file when requested.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $30.69

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $36,141.87
      Annual Job Openings
      1,366

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Receptionists and Information Clerks

      Receptionists and Information Clerks

      SOC Career Code: 43-4171.00

      Answer inquiries and provide information to the general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties regarding activities conducted at establishment and location of departments, offices, and employees within the organization.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $24.72

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $34,247.28
      Annual Job Openings
      11,913

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

      Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

      SOC Career Code: 43-6011.00

      Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.63

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $73,823.08
      Annual Job Openings
      6,629

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

      Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

      SOC Career Code: 43-6014.00

      Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $31.84

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $44,464.96
      Annual Job Openings
      23,942

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Data Entry Keyers

      Data Entry Keyers

      SOC Career Code: 43-9021.00

      Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $27.43

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $36,408.83
      Annual Job Openings
      1,966

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Word Processors and Typists

      Word Processors and Typists

      SOC Career Code: 43-9022.00

      Use word processor, computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $32.28

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $45,235.97
      Annual Job Openings
      918

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Office Clerks

      Office Clerks

      SOC Career Code: 43-9061.00

      Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $30.27

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $38,740.92
      Annual Job Openings
      38,093

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Administrative Assistant - Level I

    Business Division
    Certificate E0516

    The Level I Certificate prepares students for entry-level clerical positions where keyboarding and basic office skills are the primary functions.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    CISB 10Office Skills3
    CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
    CISB 31Microsoft Word3
    Total Units9.5

    CIS Program Website

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Administrative Assistant - Level III

    Business Division
    Certificate N0464

    The Level III Certificate prepares students for administrative assistant positions where a variety of skills are needed.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Administrative Assistant - Level 1 coursework9.5
    PLUS
    Completion of the Administrative Assistant - Level II coursework9
    PLUS
    Completion of the Administrative Assistant - Level III coursework7-8.5
    Total Units25.5-27
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Administrative Assistant - Level I Coursework
    CISB 10Office Skills3
    CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
    CISB 31Microsoft Word3
    Total Units9.5
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Administrative Assistant - Level II Coursework
    BUSO 25Business Communications3
    CISB 21Microsoft Excel3
    CISB 51Microsoft PowerPoint3
    Total Units9
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Administrative Assistant - Level III Coursework
    BUSO 26Oral Communications for Business3
    CISB 16Macintosh Applications2
    Choose one course or any lecture-lab combination from the following: 2-3.5
    CISD 11
    11L
    Database Management - Microsoft Access
    and Database Management - Microsoft Access Laboratory
    CISN 21
    Windows Operating System
    CISS 11
    Practical Computer Security
    CISW 15
    Web Site Development
    Total Units7-8.5

    CIS Program Website

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Administrative Assistant, AS

    Business Division
    Degree S0514

    This program is intended to prepare students for employment following graduation as administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, or other clerical and support staff. Training in a variety of computer and clerical skills is emphasized. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    BUSO 25Business Communications3
    BUSO 26Oral Communications for Business3
    CISB 10Office Skills3
    CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
    CISB 16Macintosh Applications2
    CISB 21Microsoft Excel3
    CISB 31Microsoft Word3
    CISB 51Microsoft PowerPoint3
    Choose one from the following:2-3.5
    CISD 11
    11L
    Database Management - Microsoft Access
    and Database Management - Microsoft Access Laboratory
    CISN 21
    Windows Operating System
    CISS 11
    Practical Computer Security
    CISW 15
    Web Site Development
    Total Units25.5-27

    CIS Program Website

     Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Barry AndrewsTitle: Department ChairContact: bandrews@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 79-2200Phone: (909) 274-4943