​​​​​​​Become an Administrative​ Assistant!

Focused woman working as an administrative assistant  after taking free classes at Santa Ana College ​

Administrative assistants work in nearly every industry and are in high demand. 

​Administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff. This series of courses helps students prepare for office support positions that might require enhanced keyboarding skills and higher-level office management skills.

Secretaries/administrative assistants need a high school diploma or equivalent so students are recommended to earn a diploma/certificate to obtain a position in this profession. High school elective credits may be given for completing VBUS 125, VBUS 244, VBUS 245, VBUS 270, VBUS 304, and VBUS 400 if the student achieves the attendance and proficiency requirements to pass these classes. 

​​Job Outlook​​​

Average California Hourly Wage: $31.27
Projected Job Openings in California through 2024: 11,700
​​*The above wage is for employees that possess a high school diploma or GED/HiSET certificate. ​​

Course Requirements


Introduction to Keyboarding II (VBUS 125)
Introduction to Microsoft Outlook (VBUS 270)

Students must pass ONE of the following courses:

Employability Skills  (VBUS 400)
ESL: English for Work 2 (ESL 520)

Students must complete ONE of the following:

Introduction to Databases using MS Access (VBUS 244)
​​Introduction to Desktop Publishing using Microsoft Publisher (VBUS 245)
Introduction to Electronic Presentations using MS PowerPoint (VBUS 304)​

Participatio​​n Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years old on the first day of class.

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