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