Certificate of Proficiency: Administrative Office

As with the law of supply and demand, today's business graduates are experiencing a resurgence of job opportunities reflective of a growing economy. From ownership of a small business to employment at national and international businesses, eVersity will help you obtain the skills needed to succeed in today's business environment.

Career Highlights

Job Outlook

College graduates are finding an 8% to 10% increase in job opportunities, according to the National Association for Colleges and Employers. 

Potential Occupations

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Customer Service Representative

Earning Potential

Certificate holders can earn up to $3,600 monthly. -U.S. Census Bureau, 2014

Curriculum

Major

Business

  • BUSI 2003: Administrative Office Procedures

    This course focuses on the role of the administrative assistant. Emphasis will be placed on technology, international business, human relations, and the ethics of office management for all levels of workers: administrative support and managerial. Students will also learn the basics of records management.

  • BUSI 2013: Business and Professional Communications

    This course covers the principles of effective oral and written communications in a business office. Topics include verbal/nonverbal skills, writing skills, reading skills and listening skills, psychological principles, and employment skills involved in effective business communications. Special attention will be given to advanced Word Processing skills.

  • BUSI 2113: Spreadsheets

    This course is designed for the advanced spreadsheet student. The course includes construction of spreadsheets, formatting, editing, saving, and printing. Students will learn to use queries, formulas, tables, reports, and problem solving techniques to reach decisions. Course includes learning how to import, export, and download data.

Computer Science

  • CPSI 1003: Intro to Computers
    Introduction to Computers introduces students to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures applied to academic and career success. It provides an introduction to Windows, Internet, electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software.

Core

eVersity Engage

  • EVSY 1001: eVersity Engage
    This course includes an introduction to online learning and the eVersity learning management system, financial literacy, college readiness and English and math skills assessment, eVersity resources and success initiatives, academic advising, and other relevant information.

English

  • ENGL 1013: English Composition I
    Writing course stressing reading skills as a basis for effective writing and argument. Includes developmental reading and writing instruction.

The eVersity Difference

Balanced Schedule

By focusing on one course at a time, for six weeks, and taking a week off before starting the next course, you can easily clock out of your job and log in to your career. With seven start dates per year, back to school can happen in any season.

Affordable Quality

As a not-for-profit institution, we work hard to keep our operating costs low so we can keep your tuition low. In fact, we offer one of the lowest per-credit-hour tuition costs in the U.S. Where we invest our resources is in your education. Our University of Arkansas System faculty have a wealth of experience specializing in our areas of study.

Transferable Credits

We accept college-level courses in transfer from all accredited colleges and universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Appropriate college-level credit earned at international universities may also be eligible for transfer. Talk to an enrollment specialist for details.

Ready to rethink college?

Obtaining a college degree is one of the most important investments you can make in yourself. If you're not sure that the benefits outweigh the costs, consider this: studies have shown that people who obtain a college degree earn approximately $1 million more in their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. College graduates also have a lower unemployment rate — 2.8% compared to the nation's overall rate of 5.7%. 

From affordable tuition to career-ready degrees, eVersity has been designed for your success. Get started towards the future you deserve.

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