A documented keyboarding skill of 45 net words per minute on a 5-minute timing is required for graduation from this program.
All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.
Administrative assistants perform a full range of office tasks. They use a variety of software packages (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, desktop publishing, multi-media, etc.) to create, record, edit, and store correspondence, reports, tables, and forms from many sources.
They may also read and route incoming mail, file and retrieve correspondence and other records manually or electronically, transcribe business correspondence from machine dictation, answer telephones and give information to callers or route calls to the appropriate individual, operate copying/faxing and postage-metering equipment, perform accounting transactions, and make travel arrangements.
In some offices, administrative support specialists may be responsible for one or two of these areas. In a small office, they may be responsible for all of them.