GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!
GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant:

Administrative Assistant:

Skills that stand the test of time! Be the glue that keeps businesses together.

OURDIFFERENCE

OURDIFFERENCE

* SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

WE'RE DIFFERENT.
SO ARE YOU.

We offer our learners the opportunity to LEARN, DO, and LIVE a new career.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT AADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CAREER

Why would you want to be an Administrative Assistant?

Being an Administrative Assistant can be a rewarding career for those who enjoy multitasking, working in a fast-paced environment, and providing support to others.

It can also be a good starting point for those looking to advance in their careers.

What are Administrative Assistants?

Administrative Assistants are professionals who provide administrative support to individuals or teams in a business or organization. They are responsible for tasks such as answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, managing emails, and maintaining office equipment.


Where can Administrative Assistants work?

Administrative Assistants can work in offices, schools, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and other businesses.

How long is Administrative Assistant training?

The length of Administrative Assistant training programs can vary, but typically they can be completed in a few months to a year.

Do you need any certifications to become an Administrative Assistant?

While there are no formal certifications required to become an Administrative Assistant, obtaining a certification such as a Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) or Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) can be beneficial in demonstrating skills and knowledge to potential employers.

Do you need training to become an Administrative Assistant?

While it is possible to become an Administrative Assistant without formal training, obtaining training can improve job prospects and provide valuable skills and knowledge for success in the role.


Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

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CAREER TRAINING.FOR YOUR FUTURE.

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$3999
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$3999
/year
ACCOUNTING FOUNDATIONS
CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING
TRAINING IN BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
TRAINING IN EXECUTIVE ASSISTING
SIT FOR AS MANY AS 4 CERTIFICATIONS
EARN 14 CAREER SKILL BADGES
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HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU GET AS AADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TRAINEE

CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Office Specialist: Word

Microsoft Powerpoint

SKILLS

Accounting Foundations

Business Communication

Word Processing

Spreadsheets

Application Presentation and Sharing

Integrated Applications

Executive Assisting

Customer Service

Career Readiness

Keyboarding I

Keyboarding II

Communication

Procedures I

Office Procedures II

Course Descriptions

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

The course focuses on the accounting profession through introduction of generally accepted accounting principles and accounting conventions (cash or accrual based). Topics will include transactions such as receipts, disbursements, banking, reconciliation, and reporting. Reporting emphasis is primarily placed on a sole proprietorship business entity.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Application of the principles of effective communication to reach, motivate, and influence business audiences are studied. Oral and written applications of these principles are practiced in business scenarios. Letters, reports, memorandums, proposals, and presentations are evaluated in this context.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the basic techniques of electronic word processing. Through utilization of application software, students will study the functionality of the program in creating work products. Preparation for Certiport MOS Word Exam.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the basic techniques of electronic spreadsheets. Through utilization of application software, students will study the functionality of the program in creating work products. Preparation for Certiport MOS Excel Exam.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course will focus on basic techniques of electronic presentation and communication. Through utilization of application software students will study the functionality of application programs in creating work product. Preparation for Certiport MOS Outlook and PowerPoint exams.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course will provide an opportunity for students to explore the functionality and integration of the Microsoft:registered: Office products. Students will utilize application software to created integrated business, professional, and personal projects.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

The role of customer service is studied focusing on skills needed to work effectively with individuals or groups. Problem solving and critical thinking skills will be incorporated in exploring varying aspects of interaction with internal and external customers.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course introduces the skills needed for career success. Students will have the opportunity to learn about setting personal and professional goals, job search techniques and portfolio development. Final resume, cover letter and mock interviews are key aspects of this course. Students may also learn about different career paths.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 /Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

An introduction to the keyboard and proper touch typing will be focused on in this course. Students will utilize word processing software to incorporate keyboarding skills in the creation of business and professional documents.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 Prerequisites: KEY101

This course will focus on improving students typing speed and accuracy. Students will utilize word processing software to transcribe letters, memos, and/or reports.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 /Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will study communication skills utilizing informal writing techniques. Focus will be on the production of work product that demonstrates basic skills in communicating to individuals or groups. Software and/or online ancillaries will be incorporated to supplement project creation.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will study office procedures using the functionality of business machines in resolving business problems. Students will incorporate 10-key calculators and other electronic applications in completion of course objectives.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will explore office procedures associated with business transactions. Focus will include filing, time management, scheduling, planning, and operation of office machines.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course will focus on concepts and skills required to be a professional executive assistant, professional secretary, or administrative assistant. The course will incorporate application software, internet resources, customer service, and skills associated with functioning in an administrative support function.

Hours: Theory 0 / Laboratory 0 / Externship 90/ Total 90 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 0 / Final course

This 90-hour course provides the student with an opportunity to utilize learned skills in a work environment. Students will be provided an opportunity to observe and participate in activities associated with their training and career direction. Students will work without compensation and must complete the total hours and skills requirements that reflect an overall understanding of the job competencies.

CAREER TRAINING.YOU CAN TRUST

ACCREDITED

Southern Careers Institute is Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

APPROVED

Southern Careers Institute is Approved for training by The Texas Workforce Commission.

authorized

Southern Careers Institute is Authorized by the National Health Career Association to train Administrative Assistants and a certification testing site.

OUR GRADUATES HAVE BEENHIRED BY

Employers are not incentivized by Southern Careers Institute (SCI) to hire our graduates. Employers are not incentivized to review or comment on the performance and outcomes of our graduates, or on SCI. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, and job prospects are not indicative of those for current and future students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

THE NUMBERSSAY IT ALL

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Years Proudly Serving Texas Workforce
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Graduate Placement Rate
Southern Careers Institute Graduates Per Year
$ Million
Institution Grant Amounts Awarded to those who qualified

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

GET UP TO $4,500FOR YOUR FUTURE

Get up to $4500 in grants toward your career training at Southern Careers Institute.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

HEAR FROM STUDENTSJUST LIKE YOU

Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER.

We pay for your certification within 3 months of graduating.

1. Pick your certification

2. Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation

3. We will pay for it!

FACT: TODAY'S EMPLOYERSNEED YOUR SKILLS

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Location Mean Annual Wage
Austin $40,790
Brownsville-Harligen $31,010
Corpus Christi $35,790
Pharr $32,950
San Antonio North & South $38,740
Waco $35,120

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

Displayed salaries and job outlook data do not reflect the prospects of Southern Careers Institute graduates’ job placement outcomes and starting salaries. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data, job prospects, and salary data sourced for (insert specific metro and job page) does not reflect data applicable to entry-level positions.

FINANCIAL AID. THE SIMPLE WAY.

We're here to make sure you can afford the career training you need. Our combination of grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, military, and Veteran education benefits are here to ensure a stress-free experience that works around your finances.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

FREQUENTLY ASKEDQUESTIONS

We give students an alternative to expensive, four-year degrees that are becoming less valuable. In today’s changing economy, employers are looking for specific skills from candidates who they can hire with confidence. We empower your future with flexible and affordable career training that pays for itself.

It happens! At Southern Careers Institute, we’ve had countless students who’ve been out of school, and we provide an encouraging atmosphere to help you feel comfortable re-entering an educational environment as well as offering the support needed to re-adjust.

Southern Careers Institute provides you with the training you need to sit for certifications in chosen careers. From our Medical Assistant training program, Medical Billing and coding Specialist program, Pharmacy Technician program, Business Accounting Specialist program, HVAC program, or any other educational program available.

Our programs come from the relationships we’ve built with employers to ensure they’re exactly what they need in high-demand industries that need workers. In addition, we prepare you to sit and pass your certification exam(s), set you up inside SCI Connect to match you with potential employers and offer career services.
Absolutely. As an accredited school, we participate in many financial aid programs and available grants to make your education more affordable. Contact us today and our financial aid officers will explain the process and answer all of your questions.
We have experienced financial aid officers at each campus ready to help you with all your needs. Upon your personal interview, a financial aid officer can determine which financial aid programs you qualify for.

Click here or call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS today to speak with one of our admissions representatives, who will be happy to schedule an appointment to answer all of your questions and help match your personality to a specific career path.

Yes. Southern Careers Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350 (770) 396-3898 or (800) 917-2081
Our students must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English. At this time, programs are not offered in any language other than English.
If you are a student transferring from another school, you must provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions for review prior to starting school. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.
Course completion varies by program but averages 36-48 weeks.
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