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Office Administrator

The Office Administrator program is a two-semester certificate program that provides students with training for today’s high-tech office as well as a strong background in office-related skills, including an internship at an area business. Students can earn up to four Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications. This program is 100% online.

Secretaries and administrative assistants held about 3.6 million jobs in 2019-20, and work in nearly every industry. Most secretaries and administrative assistants work in an office setting; however, some may work out of their own homes as virtual assistants.

This program prepares graduates for employment in the administrative field for a variety of positions including:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Project Coordinator
  • General Office Clerk
  • Bill and Account Collectors
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting/Audit Clerk
  • Patient Accounts Representative
  • Admitting Clerk

The Office Administrator certificate program is eligible for WV Invests as well as traditional financial aid, scholarships, apprenticeships, and work study programs. 



First Semester
ATEC 115 Fund of Business Computer Apps.  3
ATEC 120 Document Processing 3
ENGL 101(E) English Composition I (GEC 1) 3-4
BUSN 112(E) Business Math (GEC-2)  3-4
ATEC 255 Microsoft Certification: Excel  1
ATEC 265 Microsoft Certification: Word 1
  Semester Total 14
Second Semester
ATEC 220 Records and Database Management 3
ATEC 230 Office Procedures 3
ATEC 250 Microsoft Certification: Access 1
ATEC 260 Microsoft Certification: PowerPoint 1
ACCT 185 Survey of Accounting  2
BUSN 201 Business Law 3
BUSN 266 Business Internship 2
BUSN 298 Business Studies Seminar 1
  Semester Total 16



Lori Tate, M.Ed. - Microsoft Office Specialist, IC3 Certified Educator
WV 21-2 Professional Teaching Certificate 0605 Business Education/Business Math 5-12
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator
Office Administrator
2001 Union Carbide Drive 
South Charleston, WV 25303