Professional Administrative Assistant Diploma Program

Professional Administrative Assistant Diploma Program

All programs have been converted to a hybrid format incorporating online instruction with on-campus instruction for hands-on components.  Please contact the school for program specifics and safety guidance and protocols.

Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. Use your time wisely and enroll today. 

What is a Professional Administrative Assistant?

In the midst of a bustling office's chaos, the Administrative Assistant can be the most valuable employee. Handling the constant stream of paperwork and customer concerns, the Administrative Assistant frees up personnel to perform their own duties without additional burden. If this role has been calling your name, then Stautzenberger College's Professional Administrative Assistant diploma program may be perfect for you. 

Professional Administrative Assistants work with office equipment including copy and fax machines, multi-functional telephones, computers, and printers. Professional Administrative Assistants answer and direct phone calls and emails. They manage incoming and outgoing mail. They greet customers or clients and know how to provide the necessary assistance to guests and fellow employees alike. Other duties may include making order requisitions for office material, making travel arrangements for employees, maintaining both physical and computer filing systems, preparing financial reports or invoices, and scheduling appointments.

Our program could teach you all the essentials of Professional Administrative Assistant work including routine office procedures, professional success strategies, and records management. Develop technical skills such as accounting while also honing your communication skills with classes like human relations. Out-of-class assignments will supplement your online work for a comprehensive experience. Best of all, you can earn your diploma in as little as seven months.

What Career Options Are Available For Administrative Assistants?

Immediate career options for a Professional Administrative Assistants include working in a variety of businesses ranging from local small businesses to large corporations. Administrative Assistants are needed in both the private and public sectors. Government agencies, schools, county and city offices, and law enforcement offices have Professional Administrative Assistant positions. Private businesses, like car dealerships or medical offices, also have Professional Administrative Assistant positions. There are many options available to someone with the training and experience needed.

Becoming an Administrative Assistant could be a great way to kick off your career. Administrative Assistants often become familiar with many aspects of their companies, which could open up more opportunities for promotions. Administrative Assistant skills are also very transferrable and allow you to explore different industries that interest you. Our program could prepare you for one of these positions in as little as seven months. Hands-on aspects of the field are taught on campus from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Monday through Thursday while the rest of the components are completed online. You could even choose to continue with the business administration associate degree program for further skill development.

How Do I Start A Career In Professional Administrative Assistance?

Although employers typically require job candidates to have one to two years of related work experience, our diploma program meets this qualification. Once you graduate from the program, our career services team could forward your name to the PAC members to help you find the perfect position.

At Rockford Career College, our Professional Administrative Assistant Diploma Program prepares you in as little as seven months through both hands-on training and online course work. This program also lays the foundation for a business administration associate degree if you decide to continue your education at a future date.

Why Choose Our College?

For 150 years, Rockford Career College has provided training for companies to grow and for people to advance in their respective careers. Over the years, we have kept pace with the needs of businesses to ensure that the skills they need are the skills we teach.

At Rockford Career College, our goal is student success. Students gather in Rockford in a friendly, small-class environment that feels like home. That means you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention unlike a big school. You’ll learn from highly-qualified and caring instructors all of whom have real-world experience in their field. Classes are highly hands-on so you can get a feel for what you’re learning. During the last quarter of your program, you’ll even enter an externship off-campus at a local employer where you’ll put your skills to work.

All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We may have changed names and locations over the years, but our goal remains the same: To prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program Length - 7 Months


After you complete the Professional Administrative Assistant Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Business Administrationt Associate Degree completion program.  That's only 14 months total to get an associate degree.

Once on-campus classes resume: Hands-on aspects of the field may be taught on campus from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Monday through Thursday while the rest of the components are completed online.

The professional administrative assistant program will prepare students for an exciting career to work in a comfortable office setting while performing various office duties and responsibilities that can include filing, keyboarding, data entry, preparing mailings, proofreading and answering telephones. They also operate photocopiers, fax machines and other office equipment. Performs administrative and office support activities for multiple supervisors. Duties may include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, filing, and faxing. Extensive software skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills.

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff.

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