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Purpose: The career studies certificate program is a response to the non-conventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college’s region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas. The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college course work considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.
Admission Requirements: Applicants should meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Placement tests may be required in some areas.
The career studies certificate in Administrative Assistant is designed to provide updated skills to individuals who are employed as Administrative Assistant, Correspondence Secretary, Executive Secretary, General Secretary, Legal Assistant, Medical Assistant, Word Processing Specialist, and other office related occupations. The program is designed to update employees’ skills in proofreading/editing, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, desktop publishing, and records management.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at https://www.nr.edu/ge/.