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Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 35
  • Delivery: Partially online
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Administrative Assistants perform a full range of office tasks such as schedule appointments, read and route incoming mail, and locate and attach appropriate files to correspondence to be answered by the employer. They often transcribe business correspondence from machine dictation, using a computer. Administrative Assistants file and retrieve correspondence and other records manually and/or electronically. They answer telephones and give information to callers or route calls to the appropriate individual, arrange travel schedules and reservations, and prepare outgoing mail using postage-metering equipment. Graduates may use data base and word processing software on the computer.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Canby 56220
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Granite Falls 56241
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Jackson 56143
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Pipestone 56164
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington 56187

Labor Market Information

  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

  • Median wage: $18.16/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 Collegeway Worthington, MN 56187 Toll-Free: (800) 658-2330 Local: (800) 658-2330 TTY: (800) 658-2330 Email: info@mnwest.edu