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Fact: Organizations need administrative assistants. Rapid growth in the health, legal services, data processing, management, public relations, and other industries has created many new jobs in this field. Whether you want to jump into an exciting new career or simply brush up your skill set for the modern-day office, administrative courses are the perfect start. By the end of our Administrative Assistant Fundamentals class, you’ll be ready to turn any office into a highly productive machine.

Administrative assistants wear many hats, and in today’s fast-paced business world, it’s more important than ever to keep your skills up to date. An office is an interdependent system where everything works together, and you will play a vital role. Whether you are making travel plans, managing records, facilitating smooth communication, or writing up important business documents, you want to wow your boss with your skills and abilities.

At ed2go, we believe that flexible learning is the best way to get to where you want to be. You can complete your administration education online and advance your career with classes that fit your schedule and your life. Our respected facilitators provide in-depth instruction, and are available for questions via email. If you’re looking for administrative courses near you, look no further. We’re the experts in online education, and we’re here for you.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Administrative Assistant Fundamentals Details + Objective

Course Code: cop

You Will Learn
  • Essentials of managerial and staff support.
  • Information and records management.
  • Communications technology.
  • Travel and meeting coordination.
  • Space planning and office ergonomics.
How the course is taught
  • Enrolling in administration courses online with ed2go is easy, with a new session starting each month.
  • Once the session starts, two lessons are released per week, with six weeks of lessons.
  • You will be able to access the lessons until the end of the course, but we encourage you to complete each lesson within two weeks.
  • At the end of the course, you have two weeks plus 10 days to complete the final exam and any remaining lessons.
How you will benefit
  • Become an indispensable member of your team when you put your newfound knowledge and skills into practice.
  • Increase your job opportunities and earnings potential.
  • Continue your education with our Administrative Assistant Applications course to prepare for the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) exam.
Administrative Assistant Fundamentals Outline
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Week 1

In our first lesson, we'll talk about the different administrative specialties, and look at an overview of their varied duties and requirements. You'll learn how to create a winning office layout using workflow analysis, space planning, furniture and equipment selection, lighting, and file storage.

Week 2

In this lesson, you'll learn how to effectively use information management to create a successful office operation and help increase your value to your organization. We'll explore how email, fax, and telephone enables you to access information, share knowledge, and communicate without boundaries.

Week 3

This week, you'll learn how to productively use reprographics (the process of creating and distributing printed materials) and manage paper documents, micromedia, and documents that are electronically and magnetically stored. Then we’ll discuss how to use your computer to create presentations, newsletters, numerical reports, graphs, and charts.

Week 4

We'll talk about scheduling and coordinating meetings, conferences, and business travel and share a case study to illustrate your role in supporting these activities. Then we'll examine how to create practical policies and design and manage useful forms to help your organization meet its objectives.

Week 5

Our objective this week is to enhance your business writing skills so you can write purposefully and clearly. We'll bridge the subjects of written and verbal communication by discussing the principles of grammar and punctuation. We'll also review the mechanics of proofreading and the basic rules of communication.

Week 6

In our final week, we’ll focus on interpersonal communication, and the best and most professional ways to listen to, interpret, and react to feedback. Then, we'll show you how to perform basic research and how to create a meaningful and memorable presentation.

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Administrative Assistant Fundamentals Instructors
Experienced Instructors

This program is supported by highly experienced industry instructors.

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

More About Administrative Assistant Fundamentals

This course and its follow-up (Administrative Assistant Applications) may help you prepare for the internationally recognized Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) exam offered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

Note: This course is not affiliated with, nor has it been endorsed by, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the technical requirements for this course?

First and foremost, you need a computer, Internet access, and a working email account. You’ll need to use Internet Explorer 9.0 or above, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, or Safari as your internet browser. You’ll also need Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here).

How do you become an office assistant?

You may become an office or administrative assistant through education or work experience. Employers typically prefer some education beyond a high school diploma, and completing an administrative assistant training course proves you have the required skills.

What certifications do you need to be an administrative assistant?

There are no official certifications that are required to work as an administrative assistant. However, if you do want a certification to add to your resume, you may sit for the CAP exam, designated by the International Association of Administrative Professionals.