The Administrative Assisting diploma program trains Gwinnett College students to seek entry-level positions in the office administration or secretarial field. Graduates may work as a secretary, receptionist, executive assistant, or administrative assistant after coursework is completed. The school’s  Administrative Assisting program externship will allow Gwinnett College students to apply the skills learned during the classroom training.

Gwinnett College classes prepare administrative assistants, secretaries, receptionists and executive assistants to perform routine clerical and administrative duties. Classes teach them how to organize files, answer phones, design documents, schedule appointments, arrange staff meetings, prepare memos and invoices, edit documents, perform data-entry, maintain databases, greet customers, manage office supplies, perform basic bookkeeping and support office staff. Administrative assistants work in office environments in a wide variety of industries.

Gwinnett College teaches executive secretaries how to provide high-level administrative support for top executives of an organization. In addition to typical clerical and administrative duties, classes teach an executive secretary how to handle more complex tasks including reviewing incoming documents, sitting in and taking notes in executive meetings, conducting research, being a gateway for clients and co-workers to not allow the executive to be distracted from day-to-day work and preparing reports that are used in client and board meetings. Executive assistants and secretaries typically sit outside the office of the executive they support.

Gwinnett College classes prepare receptionist who sit near the office entrance to greet customers as they enter the establishment. The receptionist may be the first person a client sees when they enter the organization. Classes teach them how to keep a pleasant demeanor while being the face of the organization. It also introduces the receptionist how to ensure the organization runs smoothly and visitors are taken care of while visiting employees within the organization.

Your Administrative Assisting diploma program will include the following courses:

  • Manual and Computerized Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Office Administration Skills
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Applications
  • Composition
  • Business Math and English
  • Office Procedures
  • Advanced Keyboarding

Gwinnett College offers administrative assisting courses to gain essential skills and training to achieve entry-level positions in this career field. These courses will be the first step toward a rewarding career as an administrative assistant, secretary, receptionist or executive assistant.

Please refer to the catalog listing all courses in your program of interest.

While we do not guarantee employment, we provide continuous career services assistance upon graduation from your Administrative Assisting training program.

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