If planning and scheduling meetings, informing and communicating with managers, organizing and maintaining paperwork, managing projects and conducting research sound exciting to you, then Washington State's Executive Administrative Assistant program is the right choice. This program emphasizes administrative skills essential to any professional office career. You will become proficient with current software packages while developing business editing and proofreading skills.
Career Opportunities Include:
- Executive Administrative Assistant
- Office Manager
- Office Support Staff
- Word Processor
- Data Entry Clerk
Programs of Study
- Associate Degree - Executive Administrative Assistant
- 1-year Certificate - Executive Office Support (Gainful Employment Data)
- Certificate of Completion - Office Software
Course listings with descriptions of each class may be found in the Washington State Community College Catalog.
As an executive administrative assistant, you can expect to work in a fast-paced office environment. This may be in a law office, school, government facility, or any organization dedicated to the success of a business. Your work will be vital to the individuals you contact and you will have a vital role in the success of an establishment.
The OAST Practicums will allow students the opportunity to gain practical work experience with local employers. While utilizing skills learned in their courses, students will build the bridge from classroom to profession. The office setting emphasizes the importance of an administrative assistant as an integral part of the office team.
Students have completed Practicum experiences at the following locations: Marietta Memorial Hospital Executive Offices, Marietta Municipal Court, Washington County Board of Elections, and Washington County Clerk of Courts.
One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try. — Aristotle
Contact to learn more:
Natalie Lowe, Professor
740.374.8716, Ext. 1716
Karen Poorman, Professor
740.374.8716, Ext. 1702
Debbie Hendershot, Professor
740.374.8716, Ext. 1712