Get hands-on job training to prepare for a rewarding career as an office professional. Successful businesses rely on outstanding office personnel, and the online administrative assistant program will give you the tools you need for entry-level positions in a variety of office settings. The program also gives you the opportunity to earn two (optional) micro-credentials: one in Microsoft Excel Introductory and the other in Microsoft Excel Advanced.

What Is an Administrative Assistant?

Administrative assistants are professionals who handle a variety of tasks at the office to support managers, other employees and visitors. It’s important that administrative assistants have excellent communication and organizational skills, and are attentive and responsive to the needs of their colleagues.

So what does an administrative assistant do? Daily activities could include tasks such as scheduling appointments, generating or filing reports, setting up for meetings, ordering office supplies, greeting visitors and answering phones, helping to create presentations and making travel arrangements.

Why Choose the Online Administrative Assistant Program at UAF?

  • Complete a practicum in your place of work or with other businesses in the community.
  • Earn the Microsoft Excel Introductory and the Microsoft Excel Advanced badge.
  • Earn your occupational endorsement on a timeline that fits your schedule (you can complete the online administrative assistant training program in as little as one semester).
  • Learn from full-time faculty and subject matter experts who bring real-world business insights and experiences to the coursework.

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Cost breakdown for the online administrative assistant training program

The estimated cost for the program based on current rates is $4,880.

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

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At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, our online programs use the latest technologies to connect you with professors and peers much like you would experience in a traditional classroom. Our online programs are also offered at in-state tuition no matter where you live, offering an affordable, high-quality option for degree seekers across the nation.

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Earned Badges

QM certifications are valid for five years.

Administrative Assistant Jobs

Administrative professionals are the core of a successful business and are in high demand in today’s workforce. When you’re looking for jobs in this field, these office professionals may also be referred to as administrative specialists or administrative coordinators.

Explore more administrative assistant careers and salary information with the University of Alaska Career Coach.

Course Requirements for the Administrative Assistant Program

This 15-credit online occupational training program for administrative assistants will develop your knowledge of office procedures, computer skills, document formatting, touch typing and human relations.

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