Administrative Support Assistant Certificate (AS21)

Effective Fall Semester 2023, this program will no longer be accepting new applicants.  Please contact Anne Johnson, Student Success Coach, at or 912.486.7811 for help deciding the best program for you.

The Administrative Support Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit program prepares individuals to provide administrative support under the supervision of office managers, executive assistants, and other office personnel. Courses include introduction to microcomputers, word processing, and office procedures.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Administrative Support Assistant certificate are prepared for employment as data entry clerks, general office assistants, and receptionists.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 36 30 23 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 218 222 223 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Administrative Support Assistant Curriculum

The curriculum for the Administrative Support Assistant certificate program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program any term. Certificate-seeking students must earn a minimum of 20 semester credit hours for completion. The program requires a minimum of 330 contact hours and generally takes 2 terms to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (20 Credits)

COLL 1010College & Career Success Skills


BUSN 1240Office Procedures


BUSN 1400Word Processing


BUSN 1440Document Production


BUSN 1240, BUSN 1400 and BUSN 1440: “C” or higher grade is required for these courses.

Guided Electives (6 Credits)

Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $2,000

Fees ($385 per semester): $770

Books/Supplies: $800

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)