Administrative Assistant

Overview

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant program at Long Beach City College is a comprehensive offering of courses created and designed for the purpose of educating and training diverse groups students for careers as Administrative Assistants and enhance skills for those who are currently employed in that area.

Administrative Assistant
(Introduction of Administrative Assistant Program by the Dean)


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Program Information

 

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Science (AS), Administrative Assistant

The AS degree is designed for students who want to earn a two-year college degree in career/technical training or specific employment; to achieve a personal or career goal; or to prepare for transfer to the UC, CSU, or a private or out-of-state university. Students who intend to earn an associate degree are advised to consult with the counselor as early as possible to develop a transfer plan. 

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

  • Create a variety of documents using Office Suite Software. 
  • Demonstrate and apply effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication techniques to a variety of organizational situations.
required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

BCOM 15

Business Communications  

3

BCOM 25

Digital and Social Media

3

BCOM 260

Business Telephone Procedures

1

BCOM 262

Soft Skills for the Workplace

1

COSA 5

Microsoft Windows Operating System

3

COSA 10

Microsoft Word for Windows

3

COSA 15

Microsoft Excel for Windows

3

COSA 30

Introduction to Computers

3

COSA 214 Records Management and Filing 2
COSA 215

Microsoft Outlook for Windows

3
COSK 200
OR
COSK 233
Beginning Keyboarding & Document Prod.

Computer Keyboarding Skills
3

1
Subtotal: 26 – 28 Units 
in addition, Select two (2) courses from the following:

ACCTG 200A
BCOM 222
BCOM 263
COSA 20
COSA 25
COSA 35
COSA 210
COSK 209

Introduction to Accounting
Job Search Skills
Customer Service
Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows
Microsoft Access for Windows
Microsoft Office
Intro to Project Management for IT
Speed/Accuracy Bldg for Typists

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1

Subtotal: 4 – 6 Units 
total: 30 – 34 units

Apply for AS Degree

Class Schedule                     Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Achievement, Administrative Assistant

This state-approved certificate acknowledges workplace competencies and job readiness in a specified program or specified courses. 

required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

BCOM 15

Business Communications  

3

BCOM 25

Digital and Social Media

3

BCOM 260

Business Telephone Procedures

1

BCOM 262

Soft Skills for the Workplace

1

COSA 5

Microsoft Windows Operating System

3

COSA 10

Microsoft Word for Windows

3

COSA 15

Microsoft Excel for Windows

3

COSA 30

Introduction to Computers

3

COSA 214 Records Management and Filing 2
COSA 215

Microsoft Outlook for Windows

3
COSK 200
OR
COSK 233
Beginning Keyboarding & Document Prod.

Computer Keyboarding Skills
3

1
Subtotal: 26 – 28 Units 
in addition, Select two (2) courses from the following:

ACCTG 200A
BCOM 222
BCOM 263
COSA 20
COSA 25
COSA 35
COSA 210
COSK 209

Introduction to Accounting
Job Search Skills
Customer Service
Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows
Microsoft Access for Windows
Microsoft Office
Intro to Project Management for IT
Speed/Accuracy Bldg for Typists

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1

Subtotal: 4 – 6 Units 
total: 30 – 34 units

Apply for AS Degree

Class Schedule                           Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Business Communications

Students will learn the skills to connect computers, devices, and people.

required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

BCOM 15

Business Communications

3

BCOM 20 Business Writing 3
BCOM 262 Soft Skills for the Workplace 1
total: 7 units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                              Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Computer & Office Skills

This certificate prepares students for a career in office administration by mastering the technical and soft skills that today’s employers require. 

required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

COSA 5

Microsoft Windows Operating System

3

COSA 30

Introduction to Computers

3

COSA 214

Records Management and Filing

2

BCOM 260 Business Telephone Procedures 1
COSK 200 Beg. Keyboarding and Document Prod. 3
total: 12 units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                               Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Microsoft Office 

Students will learn to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint to prepare for industry certification and employment. 

Required Courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

COSA 35

Microsoft Office

3

total: 3 units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                                    Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Computing & Internet Literacy

Students will learn how to utilize computers and related technology efficiently. 

required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

COSA 30

Introduction to Computers

3

COSA 35

Microsoft Office

3

total: 6 Units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                             Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Business Digital Literacy

This certificate will develop students’ current computer information competency skills in this short term course.

required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

COSA 1

Computer Information Competency

1

total: 1 units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                              Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Law Office Procedures

Prepare for a job as a legal assistant in a law office environment.

required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

COSA 10

Microsoft Word for Windows

3

total: 3 units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                              Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

Course offerings

Business communications (BCOM)

Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer
BCOM 15

Business Communications
3 units

   
BCOM 20

Business Writing
3 units
Prerequisite: English 1

   
bcom 25

Digital and Social Media
3 units

     
bcom 222

Job Search Skills
3 units
Recommended Preparation: COSK 200

       
BCOM 260

Business Telephone Procedures
1 unit

     
bcom 262

Soft Skills for the Workplace
1 unit

   
bcom 263

Customer Service
3 units

   

 

applications software (cosa)

Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer
COSA 1

Computer Information Competency
1 unit

   
COSA 5

Microsoft Windows Operating System
3 units

   
COSA 10

Microsoft Word for Windows
3 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 1

   
COSA 15

Microsoft Excel for Windows
3 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 1

   
COSA 20

Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows
3 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 1

   
COSA 25

Digital and Social Media
3 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 1

   
COSA 30

Introduction to Computers
3 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 1

   
COSA 35

Microsoft Office
3 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 1

   
COSA 210

Intro to Project Management for IT
3 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 50

   
COSA 214

Records Management and Filing
2 units

   
COSA 215

Microsoft Outlook for Windows
3 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 1

     
COSA 50

Intro to IT concepts & Applications
4 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 1

   
COSA 210

Intro to Project Management for IT
3 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 50

   

 

Keyboarding/Typing (cosk)

Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer
COSK 200

Beginning Keyboarding and Document Production
3 units

   
COSK 209

Speed and Accuracy Building for Typist
1 unit
Recommended Preparation:  COSK 200 or COSK 233

     
COSK 233

Computer Keyboarding Skills
1 unit

   

 

Accounting (ACCTG)

Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer
acctg 200a

Introduction to Accounting
3 units
Recommended Preparation:
Prerequisite:

       

Program Highlights

Industry Certifications:

As you successfully complete certain courses at LBCC, you can take exams and earn industry certificates at our computer labs.

     
   IC3, GS5 Exam:

Internet Computing Core Competencies (IC3) Global Standard 5 (GS5) is a certification that is comprised of three exams: Computing Fundamentals that provides a global standard, digital standard for industry certification.  IC3 includes concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway, it’s the ideal solution for any student or jobseeker looking to validate their digital skills. 

  • COSA 30:  IC3, GS5 – Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, Key Applications 


     MOS Specialist in: 

  • COSA 15: Excel 2016 
  • COSA 20: PowerPoint 2016 
  • COSA 10: Word 2016 
  • COSA 215: Outlook 2016 

 

check out more Industry Certifications offered by COS department.
Download COS Industry Certification Flyer

 

Student Learning Objectives:

The Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement is a two-year program designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of office-related fields. In addition to the general Administrative Assistant track, students wishing to work in a medical or legal office should pursue the corresponding tracks listed below. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor to discuss transferability of courses.

 

More information​ on BIW

 

wages for BIW:

Industries that hire BIW: Medical, Legal, and Business.

 

Entry-Level
(No experience)

Annual Salary: $25,620
Hourly Wage: $13.76

Median-level
(3-5 years experience)

Annual Salary: $36,566
Hourly Wage: $17.58

Experienced-level
(Above 5 years experience)

Annual Salary: $46,404
Hourly Wage: $22.31

Visit Career Coach for more information.

 

FAQ

How to apply?

Start your application at CCCApply and begin your journey at LBCC!
CCC Apply

What is CCC Apply?

 It transfer your application information to LBCC and allow us to email you the enrollment information.

Before You Apply on CCC:
  • Create an account on CCC to apply
  • Helpful to have:
    • Social Security Number
    • Names and dates (month and year) of all high schools and colleges attended
    • Unofficial transcript from high school or pervious colleges for English, Math, and Reading placement
    • A valid email address you check often (You will be receiving important information such as your Viking ID to enroll for classes)
    • Permanent resident card (if applicable)
After You Apply on CCC:
  • Save your CCCID to access LBCC Viking Account.
  • You will receive an email conformation from LBCC within 24 hours. (Email confirmation will be sent to the email address you provided in your CCC application)
  • Email contain important information below:
    • LBCC ID
    • Enrollment Steps
  • Each enrollment process differs for different types of students.

  • Visit Get Started to explore the next steps to help you enroll.

 

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Download Roadmap for scheduling references.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost.

what are the jobs?

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Office Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative

Visit Career Coach for more information.

where are the jobs?

  • Medical 
  • Legal 
  • Business 

How much does BIW make?

Position Annual Salary Hourly Wage
Entry-Level
(0-3 years professional experience)
$25,620 $13.76
Median
(3-5 years professional experience)
$36,566 $17.58
Experience
(Above 5 years professional experience)
$46,404 $22.31

Visit Career Coach for more information.

HOW TO LOOK UP COMPARABLE COURSE LISTINGS

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, see Transcript Evaluation & Credit Transfer. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE?

Visit the Admissions & Records to apply for your degrees and certificates.

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