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

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • 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
      $49.18

      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
      $70,193.80
      Annual Job Openings
      7,689

      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
      $31.00

      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
      $43,371.76
      Annual Job Openings
      32,353

      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, 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 

  • 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 

Contacts

Department Contact

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

Office Contact

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