The instructor, Ann Tilly, has more than 10 years of experience teaching courses in computer fundamentals, Microsoft Office, and she also possesses advanced technical knowledge of tables, smartphones and security features.
The administrative assistant has evolved into a more integral role encompassing all aspects of office operations. The certificate course will help students solidify their skills in professional writing, meeting and event planning, web conferencing, changing technology and business ethics. The program also serves as a stepping stone for those who desire to take the Certified Administrative Professional exam.
“Administrative assistants often find themselves wearing many hats and juggling tasks,” said Pam Moss, program manager. “They’re often tasked with keeping track of budgets and ensuring all departments adhere to the funds they’ve been allocated. At times, they’re enlisted as project managers, a role which requires advanced organization and planning skills.”
By 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for administrative assistants will grow by 15.7 percent. With more than two million administrative assistants in 2012, the BLS reports an additional 308,000 positions will need to be filled in the next decade.
The course will run from Sept. 8 to Dec. 8 and costs $949. The class consists of 13 three-hour sessions and meets on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. at KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive in Kennesaw.
For more information, call (480) 578-6765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ccpe.kennesaw.edu.