School and Ranking Information
Administrative assisting studies are generally found at the certificate or associate's degree levels at several schools in Chicago, IL. Based on school distinction, program options and school type, the following college is considered a top school in the Chicago area for administrative assisting:
- Winner: Morton College is the only public, as well as the largest, school to offer administrative assisting programs in Chicago, IL. Students can earn a 2-year degree in office management technology or choose from five relevant certificate programs.
School Info Chart
|Distinction||Second-oldest community college in Illinois*|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $3,188 (in-district); $7,284 (in-state); $9,332 (out-of-state)**|
|Administrative Assisting Programs Offered||Certificate and associate's degree|
|Administrative Assisting Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||28**|
|Most Popular Administrative Assisting Level in 2012-2013||Associate's degree (18 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||15%**|
|Noteworthy||Highest enrollment of Hispanic students among all Midwest institutions*|
Sources: *Morton College; **NCES College Navigator
- Online and hybrid formats available for administrative assisting programs
- Some administrative assisting courses integrate lectures with hands-on lab experiences
- The capstone of the office technology management program includes a simulated office experience
Located just outside the city of Chicago, Morton College offers 39 certificate, 14 associate's degree and four transfer degree programs to nearly 5,000 students annually. Business programs at Morton College lead to certificates and degrees in areas such as supply chain management, administration and clerical support.
The Associate in Applied Science in Office Management Technology program has courses covering business communications, office management, keyboarding and proofreading. Students also learn to use Microsoft Office applications, including Access, Excel and PowerPoint. There are also several career certificate programs that can be completed in one year or less. The Office Data Entry Certificate is a 4-course program covering keyboarding and voice recognition. The electronics records management program offers courses in electronic recordkeeping and office orientation, while the 12-credit Medical Office Support Certificate includes classes in keyboarding and medical office practices. A 17-credit Office Communication Certificate program requires courses in business communication, Google applications, office supervision and voice recognition. There is also an office technology specialist program that includes extensive studies in Word, PowerPoint and Excel as well as business communication, keyboarding and office orientation.