Office Assistant/Receptionist

This program offers students the basic skills they will need to work in an office. The skills covered include how to use a computer keyboard and Microsoft Office programs, business math, business English, human relations, and customer service. A significant part of this program is completed online. You will need a computer and Internet access off campus. The program is available only to TANF participant with DSHS referrals.


Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring

Office Assistant/Receptionist

Certificate of Completion: 
1 Quarters
19 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.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Mitzi Philpott


Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Must take the Accuplacer or ASSET test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.

Admission Recommendations

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

Course Information

Course # Course Title Crs
ASST 095 Clerical Skills Review 3
ASST 110 Introduction to Business Writing 3
ASST 120 Keyboarding/Data Entry 3
ASST 144 Computer Applications 5
ASST 181 Human Relations and Career Readiness 5
  Total 19

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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