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Administrative Assistant Professional Certificate

A Continuing Education Program

This is not a passive profession. Men and women working in the administrative profession simply do not sit back and hope their work gets done. They dive in and complete it.
- Emily Allen, Director of Programs, International Association of Administrative Professionals

What is an Administrative Assistant Professional?  

An Administrative Assistant Professional is the heart of the modern-day office.  They are responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and ensuring that important information is appropriately shared and maintained through electronic or other delivery and filing methods. They are the ones to schedule and coordinate meetings, record minutes, and provide organizational support. Administrative Assistants are often the first impression a company makes on prospective customers and clients.                 

The Administrative Assistant Professional Certificate Program at Macomb

The Administrative Assistant Professional Certificate Program, offered through Workforce and Continuing Education, will provide you with the skills necessary to run an efficient office.  You will learn about workplace teams and team behavior, customer interaction, time management, paper and electronic recordkeeping and accounting terminology.  You will also be introduced to the best practices for maintaining a loyal customer base, the correlation between work habits and productivity, and bookkeeping as an effective communication tool.  The program, which leads to a certificate of completion, can be completed in as little as four months.       

What is a Continuing Education Program?

Continuing Education programs are open enrollment, which means you do not have to fill out an application to Macomb Community College. Continuing Education programs are not eligible for financial aid or for academic credit toward an associate degree or related certificate. 

Administrative Assistant Professional Courses at Macomb

In the Administrative Assistant Professional Certificate Program at Macomb, you will take the following courses:

  • Overview of Administrative Assistant Profession (Recommended)
  • Professionalism for the Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service
  • Communication for Administrative Assistants
  • Organizing Skills
  • Bookkeeping for the Administrative Assistant

Career Opportunities with Administrative Assistant Professional Certificate

With an Administrative Assistant Professional Certificate, you will be qualified for positions that include Administrative Assistant or for advancement if you are already working in the field.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Administrative Assistant Professional Program?

For more information, contact the program coordinator at 586.498.4121 or

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