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Administrative Assistant Training at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 005752
  • Phone: (253) 589-5800

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Administrative Assistant Training

The administrative assistant program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for careers as an administrative assistant, executive assistant, marketing assistant, office manager, or sales assistant. The program focuses on performing the duties of administrative assistants, secretaries, and stenographers. Program courses include: business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, and report preparation. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer administrative assistant training.

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Administrative Assistant program at CPTC, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

  • Description:

    Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, executive secretaries and administrative assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 12.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 8,320
      • Average Hourly Rate: $26.03
      • Average Annual Salary: $54,140
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,010
      • Average Hourly Rate: $23.50
      • Average Annual Salary: $48,890

Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

  • Description:

    Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.8% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 13,540
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.27
      • Average Annual Salary: $40,070
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 3,100
      • Average Hourly Rate: $17.93
      • Average Annual Salary: $37,290

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Administrative Assistant Programs in Washington

Administrative Assistant programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
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Highline Community College

Des Moines, WA
Type: Community College

28 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C)
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Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (A)
  • Receptionist (A)
  • Data Entry Technology (A)
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Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
Type: Community College

26 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Customer Service Support (C,A)
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C)
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Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C)
  • Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services (C)
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Everett Community College

Everett, WA
Type: Community College

48 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C,A)
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Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C,A)
  • Customer Service Support (C,A)
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Peninsula College

Port Angeles, WA
Type: Community College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C)
  • Receptionist (C)
  • Data Entry Technology (C)
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Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C)