Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56 
    
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56

Administrative Assistant, Certificate of Completion


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School of Business, Hospitality & Technology (BHT)

The Office Administration program provides opportunities for individuals to develop marketable skills in the areas of office procedures, interpersonal relations, office technology, written communication and computer applications to meet the demands and expanded responsibilities of today’s administrative workforce. Individuals who have attained a Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) rating and who have successfully completed the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) exam may receive credit hours toward the Office Administration Associate of Applied Science degree. Two concentrations are available in the Office Administration program: Medical Concentration and Office Administration Concentration. Students may contact the associate dean for more information about advanced placement.

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Educational Option Information

  • This program can be completed: Part-time or full-time
  • This program can be started: Any term
  • Primary course location: Main Campus, and some courses are offered at Montoya and online.

Special Requirements

  • Students must have access to a computer and the Internet to complete coursework.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Educational Opportunities

The courses in this program may be applied toward an Office Administration associate of applied science degree. For information about extending your education beyond the certificate level, contact an advisor.

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Career Opportunities

The office administration profession offers a challenging and rewarding career. The program provides graduates with the foundation to move into positions with more responsibility and higher wages. Many administrative professionals are taking over duties once held by middle managers.

Employment growth in the office administration profession is expected to continue. 

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

Program Requirements


Courses


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Certificate: 30


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