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Education Details

Office Administration
Award type: Certificate
Whatcom Community College

Program Details
Program Overview for Office Administration
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Whatcom Community College
Program website
Program contact
Entry & Advising
(360) 383-3080
Program description
This certificate offers the technical, interpersonal, and organizational skills needed to perform the full range of office duties required in administrative assistant, office assistant, and payroll positions, using both manual and computerized systems. Students with training and education in Office Administration are employed in most areas of the economy including government offices, private business, education, financial institutions, healthcare and not-for-profit organizations. Jobs are available at different levels of responsibility, and employees are often given on-the-job training to increase their skills.
Financial Information
Average $1,760/qtr (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
Tuition per credit
$116.26 (1-10 credits) $54.58 (11-18 credits) $98.93 (19+ credits) (WA resident)
Total program tuition
$7,040 (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
$20 (one-time placement testing), $30/lab class (lab fee), $20/qtr (bus pass), $6.32/credit (rec fee)
Books and materials
Average $385/qtr
Supplies, tools, uniform
Average $50/qtr (general academic supplies)
Program Information
Length of training
9 to 12 Months
Award type
Locations offered
Main Location view map
Public transportation service: Whatcom Transportation Authority

some courses online
Offered evenings/weekends
Offered onlinesome courses online
Certification/license required to work in this field
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided