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Best Online School for Administrative Assistant Training

A number of colleges and universities offer administrative assistant classes online in programs leading to certificates and degrees related to the field. Find out about rankings and program availability for the best institutions offering online administrative assistant training. View article »

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The University of Alaska (UA) and Northwest Missouri State University (Northwest) are two of the finest schools with online programs for administrative assistant training. UA has certificate and associate's degree options, and Northwest provides an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree.

University of Alaska in Fairbanks, AK

The University of Alaska was ranked among the best global universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2015.

The certificate in office support is an occupational endorsement program offered online through the UA Computer Information and Office Systems department. The 9-credit certificate for office foundations is a prerequisite to this 13-credit course. Some course topics covered in the office support certificate program include keyboarding, databases, filing, office procedures, electronic communications and Microsoft PowerPoint. The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration is a 2-year program available online that includes classes in oral and written communication, spreadsheet applications and financial accounting.

Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO

Students from select community colleges in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma who have earned an AAS degree can transfer to Northwest Missouri State University to complete their BS in Business Management.

Northwest was ranked 74th among Midwest universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2016. A Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Management degree completion program is available online for those who have an associate's degree or other required coursework from Northwest or another institution. Students learn how to communicate, schedule and lead others in a business environment. Classes include computer and information technology, international business and marketing principles.

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  • Administrative Assistant or Secretary
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  • Customer Service and Call Center Support
  • Executive Assistant or Secretary
  • Office Technology and Data Entry
  • Receptionist
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management

Top Online Administrative Assistant Schools

The following are a list of the top administrative assistant schools and their distinct benefits:

College/University Name Distinction Location
Ball State University University offers a bachelor's degree completion program in business administration fully online Muncie, IN
Black Hills State University University's College of Business and Natural Sciences makes a BS degree in business administration with emphasis on management available completely online Spearfish, SD
Cedar Crest College Online business administration program offers concentrations in health care or human resources management, marketing and management Allentown, PA
Fisher College Associate in Science program in business administration is a two-year program that requires a minimum of 60 credit hours and features eight-week sessions with courses offered online and on campus Boston, MA
Siena Heights University Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program offers concentrations in finance, accounting, marketing, management and more Adrian, MI
Valdosta State University BS degree program in office administration and technology available online Valdosta, GA

The two best schools for administrative assistant training are the University of Alaska and Northwest Missouri State University and the other top schools offer online courses that go up to associate's degrees and bachelors of science degrees.

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