The Certificate of Proficiency in Administrative Specialist offers coursework in business practices and workplace technology in order to prepare students for a variety of entry-level administrative positions including Administrative Assistant, Clerical Assistant, Receptionist and Office Assistant. 

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Financial Assistance funds cannot be applied towards this program. Request for eligibility to utilize Financial Assistance funds for this program is currently pending.

This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

  • Students must be able to touch type at a combined speed and accuracy rate of 25 wpm.  Typing placement test available in Campus Assessment Centers.  Students who do not achieve appropriate score on placement test must complete BT-1000 Keyboarding and Document Formatting course and pass with a minimum grade of C prior to entrance to this certificate program.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Work independently and collaboratively to meet the needs of the organization.
  2. Exhibit professional and ethical conduct in personal and professional relationships according to office protocol.
  3. Listen, read and provide verbal, written and electronic instructions, direction and procedures; responding appropriately to coworkers, clients and other professionals.
  4. Create, input, edit, organize and print various data/business documents accurately and according to business industry standards using available office technology.
  5. Apply knowledge of various types of record classification systems using appropriate materials and equipment
Plan of Study Grid
Summer SemesterCredit Hours
Select one of the following: 3
Business Math Applications  
Applied Accounting  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
 Credit Hours9
First Semester
BADM-2010 Business Communication 3
BT-1201 Word Processing 3
BT-2210 Presentation Software 2
Select one of the following: 3
Information & Records Management  
BT-xxxx
Business Technology Elective 
 Credit Hours11
Second Semester
BT-2040 Emerging Workplace Technology 3
BT-2200 Advanced Word Processing 3
BT-2220 Business Spreadsheet Applications (Excel) 3
BT-xxxx Business Technology Elective2-3
 Credit Hours11-12
 Total Credit Hours31-32