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Office Assistant

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

Are you more of a behind-the-scenes kind of person? If you are, and you like office-type work, working with computers and helping others. You're in the right place. Office assistants are a critical member of the work team, no matter the industry. 

At Delta, you'll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to be a successful office assistant. Plus, our instructors are amazing, classes are small and students learn on the best technology so they're prepared when they graduate. 

Earning Potential

In the Great Lakes Bay Region, there are currently more than 12,000 Office Assistant positions and job growth is expected to remain steady. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $29,260 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Office Assistant/Clerk
  • Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Support Worker
  • Supervisor
  • Career advisor working with student.
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About Delta's Program

The Office Assistant Advanced Certificate will build on the skills previously acquired. This certificate is a part of a laddered program. Credits earned may be applied towards completion of an Office Profession – Office Specialist – Advanced Certificate.

Program costs

Total credits: 26

Fee Cost
In-district tuition and fees $3,069
Out-district tuition and fees $4,902
Books and supplies $1,690

*Program costs listed are estimated and are subject to change at any time. Students will receive final costs at the time of course registration each semester.

Why you should choose Delta

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!


Facts & Figures


While there were more than 2.4 million administrative assistants in 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an additional 64,000 positions will need to be filled.


Administrative Assistants rank #22 in Best Business Jobs. 

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