Office Systems Assistant

The following is a description of current program requirements. Students who enrolled previously should consult the catalog for the year in which they began the program, and/or their advisor.


Office Systems Assistant Certificate


Two semesters (one-year) program


Commercial and industrial expansion in Virginia is steadily increasing the demand for qualified records management and word processing personnel. The Office Systems Assistant Program is designed to prepare graduates for full-time employment in a variety of office positions.

Occupational Objectives

data entry specialist, front desk coordinator, information processing specialist, office assistant, office support technician, proofreader/editor, receptionist or records clerk

Program Requirements

The program prepares the student to fill clerical and word processing positions and provides fundamental knowledge and skills associated with general office work. The curriculum includes courses in keyboarding, math, business, word processing and business communications. Students who have satisfactorily completed high school courses in keyboarding with a grade of C or better may take word processing courses. (Proof by means of a high school transcript must be on file in the Admissions and Records Office.) Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will receive a certificate in office systems assistant.

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided here is the best available to us. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices

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