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Administrative Assistant Training at Palo Alto College (PAC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 023413
  • Phone: (210) 486-3000

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  • Phone: (210) 921-5270

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  • Phone: (210) 921-5316

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Administrative Assistant Training

The administrative assistant program at Palo Alto 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 Texas colleges that offer administrative assistant training.

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Students Enrolled in the Administrative Assistant Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Palo Alto College has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate2
    Associate's Degree1

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male0
    Female3

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Hispanic1
    White2

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Administrative Assistant program at Palo Alto College, 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
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Total Employment: 6,370
      • Average Hourly Rate: $21.70
      • Average Annual Salary: $45,140

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
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Total Employment: 13,190
      • Average Hourly Rate: $15.20
      • Average Annual Salary: $31,620

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 Texas

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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St Philips College

San Antonio, TX
Type: Community College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C)
  • Data Entry Technology (C)
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San Antonio College

San Antonio, TX
Type: Community College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Data Entry Technology (C,A)
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Coastal Bend College

Beeville, TX
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Data Entry Technology (C,A)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C,A)
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Austin Community College District

Austin, TX
Type: Community College

28 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Data Entry Technology (C,A)
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Victoria College

Victoria, TX
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Executive Assistant, Executive Secretary (C,A)
  • Data Entry Technology (C,A)
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Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX
Type: Community College

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

Killeen, TX
Type: Community College

59 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Data Entry Technology (C,A)
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Laredo Community College

Laredo, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
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Temple College

Temple, TX
Type: Community College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C)
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Blinn College

Brenham, TX
Type: Community College

22 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Administrative Assistant (C)
  • Data Entry Technology (C)