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Office Professional

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The Office Professional certificate program will prepare you for a variety of in-demand careers, including Administrative Assistant, Secretary, Office Assistant, Records Clerk, and more. Attend lecture in the morning and complete required lab hours on campus in the afternoon.

This program includes: Computer Applications Training, Business Office Training, Career Connections, as well as, an externship in a business office. This course is Pell Grant  and WIOA eligible. 

Program objectives

  • Provide opportunities to gain, update, and improve technical and clerical workplace skills. 
  • Prepare students for positions such as secretary or administrative assistant. 
  • Develop employment competencies commonly required in business offices.

program requirements for graduation

Classroom & Externship:

  • Attendance of 95%.
  • Complete 240 externship hours.
  • Complete all assignments.
  • Maintain at least an 80% on skills, assignments, assessments, and participation.
  • Keyboarding speed of net 35 wpm on a five-minute timed test


  • Visual and hearing acuity
  • Ability to work at a desk for long periods of time


  • Communicate effectively, including active listening
  • Function as an effective team member
  • Prioritize and sequence
  • Utilize critical thinking
  • Maintain high standards of professionalism and integrity
  • Ability to handle stress

classes begin   March 9, 2020

program information

Prerequisites (required before enrolling):

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Health insurance
  • Updated inoculations

March 2020 - October 2020
8:30am-Noon M-TH 
Min. additional 7 lab hours per week 

Tuition: $2274.00


  • Attend WIOA info session. See AJCC Calendar.
  • Set up doctor appointment to complete Health Verification form and get inoculations if needed. 
  • Return all paperwork to Room C5.
  • Attend Orientation to Health Careers (no charge).
  • Enroll in the program after all admission requirements are completed.
  • Complete paperwork (pick up and return to room C5).
  • Enroll in the program after all admission requirements are completed.
    1. If paying in full, enroll with secretary in Room C5 and sign enrollment agreement.
    2. If payment plan is desired, call 925-685-7340, ext. 6730, to make appointment to enroll, set up plan, make first payment, and sign enrollment agreement. 

steps to enroll

job outlook

Administrative Assistants, in the East Bay Area for 2019 made an average wage of $47,393 annually, or $22.78 hourly.

(From: Labor Market Info)