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Administrative Assistant, Certificate

Highline College
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Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
Des Moines

About this program

Administrative Assistant, Certificate

Enroll in Highline College’s Administrative Assistant program and you will learn the practical skills you need to succeed in today’s competitive work environment.

With a variety of business technology courses, Highline’s two-year degree and one-year certificate will help you get the well-rounded education you need to excel in this exciting field. In addition to specific job skills, students will receive education in communication skills, computational skills, computer literacy, human relations and social science.

Admission requirements

  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a minimum 2.0 GPA in each core course to attain a certificate.
  • Certificate programs emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter or at night.
  • This program offers online and hybrid courses, and open-entry enrollment.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Professional-Technical Core Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Office Management
  • Beginning Keyboarding
  • Professional Document Formatting
  • Introduction to MS Office Software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Business Correspondence

Please check the program webpage for more information about its courses.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Please visit the college website for more information about tuition fees


  • Apply office technology and critical thinking skills to address and support business needs.
  • Correctly use components of Microsoft Office programs to create professional and academic documents.
  • Demonstrate using the keyboard by touch, using correct fingering on letters, numbers, and symbols, using correct ergonomic technique.
  • Write business correspondence using current business industry formats.
  • Use Microsoft Word to format, proofread, and edit professional business documents such as reports, tables, meeting & event materials, and business letters.
  •   Accurately construct effective documents pertinent to a job search.
  • Recognize and reproduce customer service skills for internal and external customers that meets or exceeds industry standards.

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Highline College

Highline College prides itself as being the 5th most diverse college in the entire USA. It is located in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, which is home to renowned national parks, a stunning coastline and peninsula, a rainforest, the North Cascade...

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Why study at Highline College

  • Award-winning college (ranked in the top 150 community colleges in the USA in 2021)
  • Individual advising to help you meet your goals
  • New on campus student housing
  • University Transfer Pathways with many four-year university partners
  • Over 120 programs, certificates and degrees and still growing
  • U.S. high school diploma awarded after completing a 2-year degree with no additional requirements.
  • Active student life with many activities, programming, communities and leadership opportunities
  • Beautiful location just next to Seattle and the Puget Sound waterway
  • Internship &, scholarships opportunities
  • Unique OPT, CPT and internship opportunities

Contact info

Highline College

2400 S 240th St
98198 Des Moines WA
United States of America

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