Administrative Assistant Program

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Prepare for a new career as an Administrative Assistant. This hybrid course delivers learning in both online and face-to-face environments, providing both hands-on training and flexible study times for working adults.

Gain essential, basic computer application skills, and learn how to perform routine clerical and administrative functions. These include drafting business correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, providing information to callers, delivering exceptional customer service, developing presentations, and utilizing word processing and database management software. 

9-Week Program
April 17 - June 12, 2018

Tuesday Evenings
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$1,599

REGISTER

10% discount for University of Arkansas faculty, staff and current students. To receive the discount, you must register with your uark email address and enter coupon code 'UA10' at checkout. Status will be verified and correct rate will be applied. Additional discounts do not apply.​
No refunds of the UA 10% discount, or any other discount, will be granted once registration is complete.
  • Attend an Orientation Session at the Global Campus in Rogers and begin with the soft skill courses.
  • Learn the basics of five Microsoft Office applications and gain confidence in the workplace.
  • Computer skills classes will be taught in-person at the Global Campus in Rogers by expert and experienced instructors.
  • Finally, you will gain important tips regarding resume writing and interviewing for jobs and an advisor will be available to assist you in your new job search.

Scholarship Information

This program is an approved Eligible Training Program in this Local Workforce Investment Area. Scholarships, which include full funding, to attend this training program are available for eligible individuals, who meet certain criteria, as part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Examples of eligible individuals who may see WIOA funding include, but are not limited to, adults, displaced workers and youth ages 16-24. To determine eligibility, contact the Arkansas Workforce Center in Fayetteville at 479-521-5730. Participants should let the Arkansas Workforce Center know of their interest in this program and scholarship funding.

Soft Skills

  • Communication
  • Business Writing and Record Keeping
  • Presentations
  • Customer Service Fundamentals
  • Advanced Customer Service
  • Specialty Courses

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Week 1
    Location: Global Campus Rogers and Online
    Orientation Session and begin soft skills courses
  • Week 2
    Location: Global Campus Rogers or Online
    Continue soft skills courses
  • Week 3
    Location: Global Campus Rogers or Online
    Continue soft skills courses
  • Week 4
    Location: Global Campus Rogers
    Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Outlook
  • Week 5
    Location: Global Campus Rogers
    Microsoft Word
  • Week 6
    Location: Global Campus Rogers
    Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Week 7
    Location: Global Campus Rogers
    Microsoft Excel
  • Week 8
    Location: Global Campus Rogers
    Microsoft Access
  • Week 9
    Location: Global Campus Rogers
    Resume Writing and Job Interview Skills
    Introduction to Academic and Career Advisor
    Program Wrap Up

People interested in pursuing job opportunities like office administrative assistants, business office assistants, or clerical and support staff. Current office workers can gain confidence by enhancing their skills. Participants should already have the following computer skills: using a mouse and keyboard, opening and closing files, turning on/off computer equipment, sending and receiving email, and navigating the Internet.