Office Assistant/Receptionist

This program prepares you for entry-level careers in the office occupations and college pathways. In addition to keyboarding and hands-on training on computers using Microsoft Office applications, students study business math, business communication, career readiness, human relations, and develop general clerical skills. You may enroll in four courses (ASST 105, ASST 115, ASST 144, ASST 181) to earn a certificate or you have the option to pick from any of the courses to gain essential skills to succeed in college and in the workplace.


Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Office Assistant/Receptionist

Certificate of Completion: 
1 Quarter
18 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A
AAS - Transfer: 
N/A
N/A
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$26,800
Projected Growth: 
14%
Annual Job Openings: 
40,690

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Please see the online class schedule for day & time information.


Mitzi Philpott


Entry Requirements

Admission Recommendations

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Students entering without keyboarding skills may take longer to complete.

Course Information

Course # Course Title Credits
ASST 105 Business Math 3
ASST 115 Keyboarding and Document Processing 5
ASST 144 Introduction to Computer Applications 5
ASST 181 Career Prep and Human Relations 5
  Total 18

Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Office Assistant/Receptionist Program:

  • Create clear and accurate business documents, spreadsheets, database and presentations that are professional in appearance
  • Operate office equipment with proficiency while maintaining a safe office environment
  • Manage schedules and correspondence in a professional office environment
  • Communicate professionally to collaborate, solve problems, resolve conflicts, and provide assistance while respecting the diverse styles, values and cultures of internal and external customers
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior, maintain confidentiality, and follow employer policies and procedures
  • Pursue professional advancement by applying knowledge of career pathways and job search

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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