Administrative professionals are often a business’ most indispensable employees, performing the duties necessary for an efficient organization. The administrative services programs at Gateway Technical College will prepare students for an exciting career, with both classroom and real-world experience. Gateway offers students alternative course delivery including online classes as well as flexible day and evening classes on the Elkhorn, Kenosha and Racine Campuses. With flexible class scheduling, students can obtain an Office Assistant technical diploma within a year and can choose to continue on and apply their credits to an Administrative Professional associate degree.
Office assistants 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. The specific duties assigned to office assistants vary significantly, depending on the type of office in which they work. Gateway’s Office Assistant technical diploma is a 30 credit program and can be completed within a year if taken full time. Coursework includes records management, keyboarding applications, office proofreading and editing, and math with business applications.