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Administrative Assistant

Excel in Administration with Riverland's Administrative Assistant Degree

Are you ready to thrive in the modern office environment? Riverland's Administrative Assistant degree is tailored to equip you with the technical and communication skills necessary for success in today's dynamic workplaces.

Why Choose Riverland's Administrative Assistant Program?

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Our degree program covers essential areas such as office management, document production, computer technologies, and business communications. You'll be prepared to excel in diverse administrative roles.

  • Flexibility: Customize your learning experience by selecting additional Minnesota Transfer Curriculum coursework to complement your skills and interests.

  • Laptop Advantage: Gain invaluable hands-on experience with computers, software programs, and other business machines commonly used in office settings. Our "Laptop Advantage" program ensures you're equipped with the technical skills needed to succeed.

  • Experienced Instructors: Benefit from the expertise of our instructors who possess both workplace experience and excellent teaching credentials. They remain up-to-date with the latest business technology and management techniques, providing you with practical insights and guidance.

What You'll Study

  • Introduction to Computer
  • Business Communication I
  • Office Procedures
  • Business Communications II
  • Current Office Technologies
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Multimedia Business Presentations

Career Outlook

Current Demand: Administrative Assistants are currently in very high demand.

Future Demand: According to Minnesota State CAREERwise Education, approximately 31,454 new Secretaries and Administrative Assistants will be needed by 2026 to meet market demand. This includes both replacements and growth opportunities.

Where Administrative Assistants Work?

Administrative Assistants thrive in various industries, including:

  • 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

Riverland College offers several scholarships to support students in pursuing their educational goals. Explore available opportunities and learn more about deadlines on the Riverland Foundation Scholarships page.

Our 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.

Ready to take the next step?

Fill out our contact form today to learn more about how Riverland's Administrative Assistant Program can set you on the path to success!

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  • 60 Credits | Four Semesters
  • Location: Albert Lea, 100% Online
  • Offering: Fall, Spring

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