Executive Assistant Certificate

Executive Assistance cert

There are nearly 119,000 new jobs expected in the administrative and executive assistant field, and according to U.S. News and World Report, the average executive assistant earns more than $51,000 per year! Our Executive Assistant program is designed to help students gain the software and business skills needed to succeed in the modern office. Our Executive Assistant program focuses on the Microsoft Office suite and office management skills.

This is an online class, which includes 165 hours of curriculum and is designed to be completed in 3 months of full-time study. The online format allows you to study on your own schedule and your own pace. Enrollment includes 6 months of program access.


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 Certificate.

Who Should Attend

The content is designed for anyone wanting to begin a career in the administrative or executive assistant field, in any industry.

What you will learn

  • Typing skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Grammar and writing
  • Office procedures



Learn More and Register

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