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Office Professions - Office Assistant - Advanced Certificate

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Program Code: CBA.35291

Office professions continue to evolve along with new office automation and organizational restructuring. In many cases, office professionals have assumed new responsibilities and learned to operate a variety of office equipment. Most organizations employ office professionals to perform and coordinate office activities and to ensure that information is disseminated to staff and clients. Managers, professionals, and other support staff rely on them to keep administrative operations under control. Office professionals are responsible for a variety of clerical and administrative duties that are necessary to run and maintain organizations efficiently. They use personal computers to communicate electronically and to run spreadsheet, word processing, database management, desktop publishing, and graphics programs.

Total Semester Credits: 13

Winter First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 14

Total Credits: 27



  1. A Grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required in CST 151 , CST 155 , OAT 171 , OAT 172 , OAT 151  and OAT 152  or ENG 111  and ENG 112  or ENG 111  and ENG 113 .
  2. CST 105 , CST 106 , CST 147 , CST 151 CST 155 , OAT 171  and OAT 172  are key courses and must be completed within 5 years of completing the certificate. Failure to complete within the stated time frame will require you to repeat this course. See Academic Policies and Information /Graduation Requirements .
  3. Credit by examination is available for CST 105 , CST 151 , OAT 151 , OAT 171 , OAT 172  and OAT 175 .
  4. Keyboarded assignments are required for OAT 151  and OAT 152 .
  5. OAT 175  requires MATH LEVEL 2.
  6. Students may earn credit hours with evidence of Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification. Consult Counseling & Advising Services for more information.
  7. OAT 171  - Document Processing: Beginning requires OAT 170  - Keyboarding with a “B” grade or better. A keyboarding waiver test is available for OAT 170 . Contact the BTec Division office, 989.686.9127, to arrange for a waiver test.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Delta College

Undergraduate certificate in Office Professions - Office Assistant - Advanced Certificate
Program Length: 1 year

Students graduating on time

80% of Title IV students complete the program within 1 year1

Program Costs*

$2,803 for in-state tuition and fees

$4,365 for out-of-state tuition and fees

$1,250 for books and supplies

$4,122 for off-campus room and board

Other Costs:

No other costs provided.

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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

N/A* of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it2

*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical graduate leaves with

N/A* in debt3

The typical monthly loan payment

N/A* per month in student loans with N/A* interest rate4.

The typical graduate earns

$19,794 per year after leaving this program5

Graduates who got jobs

20% of program graduates got jobs according to the state job placement rate7

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Licensure Requirements6

There are no licensure requirements for this profession in:


Additional Information:

No additional notes provided.

Date Created: 6/15/2017

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  1. The share of students who completed the program within 100% of normal time (1 year).

  2. The share of students who borrowed Federal, private, and/or institutional loans to help pay for college.

  3. The median debt of borrowers who completed this program. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.

  4. The median monthly loan payment for students who completed this program if it were repaid over ten years at a NA* interest rate.

  5. The median earnings of program graduates who received Federal aid.

  6. Some States require students to graduate from a state approved program in order to obtain a license to practice a profession in those States.

  7. State Job Placement Rate:

    Name of the state this placement rate is calculated for:


    Follow the link below to find out who is included in the calculation of this rate:


    What types of jobs were these students placed in?

    The job placement rate includes completers hired for: Any jobs
    Positions that recent completers were hired for include: n/a

    When were the former students employed?

    This rate is based on program completers who were already employed or within six months of completion

    How were completers tracked?

    Graduation application survey and follow up survey

  8. Accreditor Job Placement Rate: N/A


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