St. Peters, MO, Administrative Support Career Training Programs
Administrative support career training can be found within an hour's drive from St. Peters, MO, at a community college and a vocational school. This article looks at those schools and the degree and certificate programs they offer. Also included is a table that looks at various aspects of these schools, including tuition, financial aid availability and graduation rates.
- Business information technology programs are offered as certificate and associate degree programs at the Hillsboro campus of Jefferson College, about 34 miles from St. Peters.
- Mineral Area College offers a certificate and an associate's degree program in office systems technology. This school is about 64.4 miles from St. Peters.
Comparison of Schools
Cost and the availability of a degree may be the deciding factors when choosing between these two schools. The following table gives an overview of these institutions, making it easy for prospective students to compare them.
|Jefferson College||Mineral Area College|
|School Type||2-year; public||2-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||4,439*||3,700*|
|Campus Setting||Fringe rural||Distant town|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$3,300 in-district; $4,890 in-state; $6,450 out-of-state*||$3,520 in-district; $4,720 in-state; $6,280 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)||87%*||94%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A - Open Admissions*||N/A - Open Admissions*|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||59% for full-time students; 35% for part-time students*||66% for full-time students; 53% for part-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2014-15)||26%*||33%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Jefferson College is a 2-year, public school that offers certificate and degree programs in technical training areas and the arts and sciences. Administrative support career programs are available through the Business Information Technology division.
Associate of Applied Science in Business Information Technology - Administrative Professional
As an alternative to a Business Information Technology Certificate program, students may choose to complete the associate's degree program. This 65-67-credit degree program includes instruction in voice technology, presentation software applications, proofreading and editing, database applications and customer service. Coursework within the A.A.S. program includes 18 credits of general education requirements. Students also complete a capstone course and internship.
Mineral Area College
Students looking to study administrative support training can enroll in a certificate program at Mineral Area College. An associate's degree is also available at this two-year, public learning institution.
Office Systems Technology - Administrative Assistant Certificate
This certificate program requires 30 credits of coursework for completion. Students will study topics like Microsoft Word, keyboarding, filing systems and records management, business communications and applied accounting.
Office Systems Technology - Administrative Assistant Associate of Applied Science
The associate's degree program requires 63-65 credits of coursework in similar areas of study. Some additional topics include transcription skills, administrative office procedures, ten key numeric skills, human development, math, science and history.