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Administrative support certificates and the AAS degree provide students with technical skills in just one to four semesters. Skills include time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, document layout, and Internet research.

A wide variety of job opportunities are available to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include office assistant, administrative assistant, medical office receptionist, medical secretary, and medical administrative assistant. After a few years in the field, graduates can become an executive assistant, office manager, or office coordinator. Skilled administrative professionals are expected to be in demand in several industries, including education, manufacturing, construction, financial services, employment services, health care and social assistance, local government, and energy production.

The Business Operations Assistant Certificate builds the core requirements for each Administrative Services Degree and Certificate.

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Please contact the Administrative Services Department at your campus for more information.


Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward several Administrative Services AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

First Year

First Semester Courses 9 Credits
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
Second Semester Courses 9 Credits
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word Processing1 3
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
Business Operations Assistant Certificate Program Total 18 Credits


  1. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: $30,4711

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Administrative Aide2
  • Administrative Assistant2
  • Administrative Coordinators2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.