The mission of this program is to prepare students for careers involving virtual work for office environments. The program curriculum prepares students for business office work requiring remote workers, remote administrative assistance, or global support in contemporary business environments.
DEGREES & CERTIFICATES
Administrative Assistant, Virtual Support – Associate in Science (AS)
Administrative Assistant, Virtual Support – Certificate of Achievement (C-ACH)
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As a virtual Administrative Assistant, you will provide remote administrative and clerical support to clients, such as managing emails and calendars, scheduling appointments, conducting research, and creating databases. Strong communication skills, organization, multitasking, attention to detail, and proficiency in computer applications are essential to succeed in this role. You may work with different clients across various industries, so being adaptable and open to learning new skills is crucial. Pursuing professional development opportunities and networking with other administrative professionals can help you advance in your career. Overall, this career can be fulfilling and rewarding, providing the opportunity to work remotely and develop your skills.
- Online Administrative Assistant
- Online Assistant
- Remote Administrative Assistant
- Remote Assistant
- Remote Office Manager
- Virtual Administrative Assistant
- Virtual Assistant
- Virtual Executive Assistant
- Virtual Office Assistant
- Virtual Secretary
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.
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What does an Administrative Assistant Virtual Support program entail?
The Administrative Assistant Virtual Support program teaches you the skills you need to work as an administrative assistant remotely, such as managing emails, scheduling appointments, conducting research, and creating databases.
What types of courses will I take in the program?
You will take courses that cover topics like office procedures, computer applications, business communication, and customer service.
What kind of skills and knowledge will I gain from completing this program?
By completing this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work as an administrative assistant in a virtual setting, such as communication, organization, and multitasking.
Can I take courses online or do I need to attend in-person classes?
Some courses may be available online, and you can take them at your own pace. However, some courses may require in-person attendance.
What kind of job opportunities are available after completing this program?
After completing this program, you can work in various industries, such as healthcare, finance, education, and government. You can also work for individuals, small businesses, or large corporations.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The program can take about 1-2 years to complete, depending on your enrollment status and course load.
Are there any prerequisites for enrolling in this program?
Yes, there may be prerequisites, such as basic computer skills or English proficiency.
Can I transfer credits from this program to a four-year university?
Yes, you may be able to transfer some credits to a four-year university, but it depends on the institution’s policies.
Is financial aid available for this program?
Yes, financial aid is available to eligible students. You can apply for grants, loans, or scholarships through the college’s financial aid office.
Can I meet with an advisor to discuss my options and get guidance on which courses to take?
Yes, you can meet with an advisor who can help you with course selection, academic planning, and career goals. They can also answer any questions you may have about the program.
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.
Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.
How much does the program cost?
Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.
Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?
Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.
How to transfer & lookup 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, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.
How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?
You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Read how to apply for graduation and receive your degree or certificate for more details.