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Administrative Assistant


About the Program

Ridgewater College provides interested students with a hands-on education in two years or less. The Administrative Assistant AAS degree is a two-year program that combines technical courses with general education courses. The Administrative Assistant diploma is a one-and-a-half year program that consists of technical education courses. The Office Assistant program is a condensed, one-year program of technical education courses.

Students receive computer training using the latest software applications and equipment to practice practical, job-ready skills. Skill development in business communication, office procedures, and professional development is emphasized. An internship may cap off the classroom curriculum.

The programs provide hands-on training in:

  • Office technologies and communications
  • Project and travel management
  • Meeting and event coordination
  • Desktop publishing
  • Office spreadsheets and database management


Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.