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Executive Assistant


Get ready for an exciting career with our comprehensive training  

The University of Central Missouri's Executive Assistant certificate program offers curriculum designed by experienced industry professionals to help you prepare for the job you want. Students completing the program will learn the computer skills needed to earn their Microsoft Office Specialist Master credential, demonstrating their value to employers. It is estimated that 2,074 additional jobs in this field will be added, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with median salary at $56,400. Through this program, students earn an industry-recognized certificate and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

UCM certificate cost icon   $3,299 Calendar icon  

Online, self-paced course

Contact hours icon    254 hours  Prerequesites checklist icon   18 years of age or older, high school diploma or GED, basic use of computers

Become an executive assistant in less than three months through flexible, online programWoman-working-on-computer

Executive assistants are essential to businesses and organizations in a wide variety of industries and areas. They manage day-to-day operations of the office, organize and maintain files and records, plan and schedule meetings and appointments, manage projects, conduct research, purchase supplies, prepare correspondence and presentations and plan events. Through the recognized CareerStep program, you will be assigned a student advocate who will assist you while also having access to three support teams -- student support, technical support and graduate services.

What you will learn

  • Computer fundamentals
  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Grammar and punctuation 
  • Keyboard kinetics
  • Business writing
  • Office procedures



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