Administrative/Secretarial

Secretarial

Administrative/Secretarial General Info

If you are interested in the exciting atmosphere found in today’s automated office, you will want to look into the Administrative Secretarial program at NCC!

NCC’s program prepares you for the demanding work of an administrative assistant in any modern office. As an Administrative Secretarial student, you will learn basic office skills with an emphasis on word and information processing, communications, and human relations skills. You will develop essential technical and interpersonal skills through office simulations and hands-on laboratory applications using some of the newest high-tech equipment.

Graduates of the program find employment opportunities in a wide variety of business environments from small businesses to large corporations. You will be prepared for entry-level employment with potential for advancement in offices of virtually any industry. The program also provides Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification training.

A two-year Administrative Office Management program is also available.

Award

  • Diploma

Length

  • Two Semesters
  • Fall semester entry for full-time students
  • Part-time students may enter any term

Student Profile

  • Keyboarding and computer skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Basic math
  • Detail-oriented
  • Enjoy being around and working with other people

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Requirements for this program

Course #TitleCredits
FALL SEMESTER21-22
ADM111-CKeyboarding4
BCA194-CWord and Information Processing I3
BCA195-CWord and Information Processing II3
BUS111-CBusiness Math2
ENG105-AComposition I3
or
COM712-EBusiness Communications3
ElectiveMath*3-4
PSY111-AIntroduction to Psychology3
or
PSY102-EHuman and Work Relations3
SPRING SEMESTER19
ACC131-APrinciples of Accounting I4
ADM166-COffice Procedures I3
ADM167-COffice Procedures II3
BCA196-CWord and Information Processing III3
BCA197-CWord and Information Processing IV3
COM741-EOral Communications3
or`
SPC112-APublic Speaking3

*You may choose MAT108-C Math Fundamentals, MAT106-E Elementary Algebra, or any course with an A suffix.

NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses.

More Information

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit nwicc.edu/compliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Graduates are able to find professional secretarial positions at banks, law offices, accounting firms, medical facilities, and large and small corporations.
Graduates’ starting wage may range anywhere from $9–$12 an hour, depending on where they choose to work.
Classes are a combination of hands-on lab and lecture. It averages out to about a 50/50 split.
NCC’s program uses the latest computer software programs and has small class sizes. An AAS degree program,which is 2 years in length, is also available.

Student Story Ashley Pollema

“I chose NCC, because it is close to home, affordable and has the career program I wanted. I enjoy working with people and the hands-on learning that replicates a workplace atmosphere. It’s fun to work as a team to accomplish a goal.”

Administrative Secretarial student
Doon, IA

Secretarial Desk - Student

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.

Your Instructors

Janet Boone

Tuition & Financial Aid