Our Executive Assistant program is designed to help students gain the software and business skills needed to succeed in the modern office. Administrative assistants and executive assistants can be found working in schools, government agencies, and corporate settings across a broad range of industries. Responsibilities vary but often include:
Students learn to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint in addition to strengthening their typing skills and studying office procedures and communication. Upon graduation, students are prepared to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification, strengthening their resumes and proving their software skills to employers. In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, students receive ebooks and a Microsoft Office Specialist exam voucher. Upon successful completion of the program students will receive a University of Utah Executive Assistant program completion award.
This program is offered in partnership with CareerStep.
Schedule:The Executive Assistant training program includes 165 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced, the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows. Completion time varies based on time commitment to the course. Many students are able to complete their training program in as little as 1 or 2 months. Students who devote approximately 10 hours per week may finish in about 4 months.
Flexible program fits your schedule.
You can start the program any time, and it’s self-paced to fit your schedule. You can complete it in as little as 2 months or can take the full 6 months to complete the program.
Expert-designed and supported career training.
Our program was built by experts with decades of experience to ensure you gain the skills you need to excel in this field, and your trainers are available by phone, email, and chat to help you learn the material.
Gain skills in a quickly growing field.
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that this field will grow by nearly 119,000 new jobs. Job opportunities are expected to be especially high for those who have a strong background in computer software applications, and with training you will train on Microsoft Office software so you can become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate Credential.
Students will be awarded a University of Utah digital badge upon satisfactory completion of all required courses.
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This program is designed for the following individuals: