Administrative Assistant

What will I learn in this program?

The program prepares students for entry and mid-level administrative support and related positions requiring intermediate to advanced computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, and database. This program is designed for students working or planning to work in office-support positions in business, industry, and government. Typical job titles include administrative assistant, secretary, office assistant and office specialist.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay? What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Administrative Support Workers


Faster than Average Growth

Administrative Assistants


Faster than Average Growth

Office and Administrative Support Workers


Faster than Average Growth

Customer Service Representatives


Average Growth


Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?


Does this program have any special costs?


How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Administrative Assistant / Non-Credit Certificate

1 Year

Certificate of Achievement in Office Technology

1 Year

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

You may also contact the Department at (415) 239-3116. The Office is located at Ocean Campus, Batmale Hall, Room 472. Contact: Margaret Hock (