Administrative Assistant | Riverland Community College Accredited 2-Year Minnesota School Offering Programs to Southern, MN - Riverland

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant degree is designed to develop technical and communications skills required in the office of today. The degree prepares you for success in all of these areas through coursework in office management, document production, computer technologies, and business communications. In addition, this program allows the flexibility to choose additional Minnesota Transfer Curriculum coursework to compliment your skills.

This "Laptop Advantage" program provides hands-on experience with computers, software programs, and other business machines used in a typical office environment. Riverland instructors have workplace experience in addition to excellent teaching credentials; and they stay in touch with the latest business technology and management techniques.

 

    What will I study?
  • Introduction to Computer
  • Business Communication I
  • Office Procedures
  • Business Communications II

 

    Career Outlook
Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

Future Demand

There will be a need for about 31,454 new Secretaries and Administrative Assistants to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)

Where Administrative Assistants Work?
Administrative Assistants often work in the following industries.
  • Educational Services
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Specialty Trade Contractors
  • Administrative and Support Services
Job Title Examples

Administrative Assistant, Administrative Secretary, Office Assistant, Administrative Associate, Administrative Support Assistant (ASA), Administrative Technician, Clerk Typist, Department Secretary, Office Manager

 

    Program Scholarships

The college offers several scholarships for students to help with the cost of their education.

 

   Program Accreditation

 

Faculty Highlight
Melissa Diegnau

Melissa Diegnau
Business & Office Technology Instructor

Hi! I have been teaching since 2002 and I do so because I love helping others. It means so much to me to help a student learn to believe in themselves and hone their skills so they are proud and a competitive applicant. I want to help you receive a degree/diploma/certificate so that you can get in another career lane and provide opportunities for yourself and family that you wouldn't have prior to starting this program. You will find that I am very fair and honest. I will push you to be your best; however, you will have no bigger cheerleader. I am excited for those that enter Business and Office programs because you will learn life skills/training that you can use no matter where your future leads: How to write effectively, how to use common industry MS Office applications and save time by doing so, how to communicate, and how do do things like work effectively with employees and how to balance your "books." We welcome full and part-time students both spring and fall starts.


Sherry Vietor

Sherry Vietor
Business & Office Technology Instructor

 


Heather Earl

Heather Earl
Business, Office Technology & Supervisory Management Instructor


Business and Office Technology Mission Statement

The Business and Office Technology Department serves its students and communities in alignment with Riverland's mission by offering current office skills training while teaching the importance of lifelong learning and social responsibility. We strive to meet the needs of our communities through open communication with our students and advisory committees and by offering a supportive environment that provides accessibility to state-of-the-art technology while students acquire the technical, general education, and personal skills training that employers require.

 

Last Updated: May 3, 2017

    Quick Facts
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • 60 Credits | Four Semesters
  • Location: Albert Lea, 100% Online
  • Offering: Fall, Spring
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