Certificate of Achievement - Administrative Professional

Location: TMCC Meadowood Center (MDWS) 5270 Neil Road, S216
Phone: 775-829-9010
Fax: 775-829-9032
Website: http://www.tmcc.edu/wdce/

TMCC’s administrative professional certificate of achievement focuses on the specific skills an administrative professional needs to be successful. The emphasis of the certificate includes skills in office procedures, computer applications, communications, customer service, accounting, and supervision.

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Demonstrate advanced keyboarding skills and an intermediate knowledge of hardware and software to perform a wide variety of administrative tasks including electronic filing, formatting and producing business documents and spreadsheets, and performing internet research to meet modern business needs.
  • Model excellent communication skills demonstrated by the ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers; present information in a persuasive, logical, and organized manner using supportive visual aids and professional oral communication; and write informational, analytical, and technical documents, which are organized, precise, and relevant.
  • Perform and understand tasks requiring basic math calculations such as inventory and bookkeeping.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses within an AAS degree that can serve as a stepping stone to an AAS degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Business Speech Communications
Human Relations3
Leadership and Human Relations
Workplace Readiness
Applied Business Math
Certificate Requirements
BUS 106Business English3
or BUS 108 Business Letters and Reports
BUS 112Customer Service3
CIT 201Word Certification Preparation3
CIT 202Excel Certification Preparation3
COT 217Office Publications3
COT 240Executive Office Procedures3
Elective Requirements
Select 3 units from the following:3
Bookkeeping I
Financial Accounting
Total Units30
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
BUS 106
Business English
or Business Letters and Reports
Communications 1 3
Mathematics 1 3
CIT 201 Word Certification Preparation 3
COT 217 Office Publications 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
ACC 135
Bookkeeping I
or Financial Accounting
BUS 112 Customer Service 3
CIT 202 Excel Certification Preparation 3
COT 240 Executive Office Procedures 3
MGT 212
Leadership and Human Relations
or Workplace Readiness
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30

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