Administrative and Executive Assistant

"What I once looked at as my job, I now see as a career."

— Jennifer Cass, Virtual Executive Assistant, Alumna of the Administrative Executive Assistant Certificate Program


This is the profession The Mercury News calls “the power behind the CEO,” and ours is the training program that is generating all the excitement in Silicon Valley. Whether you are looking to enter the profession or aiming for the next level, you will receive tailored instruction and mentoring delivered by experienced CEO and executive assistants. Enroll in the Bay Area’s only UC-approved training program for administrative and executive assistants. Acquire essential skills while learning methods that your manager will notice immediately:

•  Increase your productivity and effectiveness
•  Improve your ability to organize and prioritize
•  Expand your network and build alliances
•  Develop self-confidence
•  Garner respect for your position, yourself and others
•  Set realistic goals for yourself that achieve positive results 

Adding this certificate to your résumé can open doors to Fortune 500 companies, regardless of your educational background. While it is an ideal profession for a administrative professionals, office managers, personal assistants, aspiring executive assistants, an increasing number of professionals are transferring into this field from other careers. Learn from the people who have developed one of the more respected Administrative and Executive Assistant programs in the country.

Program Format

Courses are offered in classroom and online.

Credit Required

14.5 units; 9 units of required credit, 5.5 units of elective credit

Program Duration

Most courses take between 4 - 10 weeks to complete. Certificate, if pursued full-time, can take between 6 months and one year

Approximate Program Cost

$ 5,400

(Program costs are higher for F-1 students.)