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Effective June, 2019—While most courses are still available in the Administrative Executive Assistant certificate program, we are not accepting new applications in 2019–2020. Students who have already declared candidacy will have an opportunity to complete the requirements for the certificate. To be eligible to receive a certificate, students must complete all required coursework within three years from the date they declared candidacy.
If you have questions or would like assistance with planning the completion of your program, please contact Student Engagement at (408) 861-3860 or ExtensionProgram@ucsc.edu.
Tailored instruction for the career professional.
The San Francisco Bay Area’s only UC-approved program for administrative and executive assistants provides tailored instruction and mentoring from the regions’ top executive assistants who have shaped the industry. Learn to increase your productivity and effectiveness, improve your ability to organize and prioritize, expand your network and build alliances, self-confidence, and respect. Our program prepares you to communicate business needs, manage multiple projects, master the technology, and multiply your impact at work.
Administrative and Executive Assistant certificate program objectives
- Plan and lead effective meetings
- Manage complex projects
- Analyze and evaluate financial statements
- Communicate business needs in writing and presentations
- Collaborate with diverse teams
Cost: $ 5,500 | International Tuition Cost
Required Credits: Total Required: 8–10 courses/14.5 units. Take 5 core courses (9 units) and 3–5 elective credit courses (5.5 units). End with certificate of completion review.
Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 6–12 months.
|1. Required Courses|
|Business and Professional Writing||2.0||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Communication Skills for Administrative and Executive Assistants||2.0|
|Finance for the Business Professional||1.0||Fall Classroom||Winter Online||Spring Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Project Management for Administrative and Executive Assistants||2.0|
|2. Elective Courses|
|Applied Digital Marketing for Business: Tools, Technologies, Techniques and their Applications||2.0||Winter Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Business Communications||2.0||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Business Statistics I||2.5||Fall Online|
|Business Statistics II||2.5||Summer Online|
|Creating the Successful Team||1.5||Fall Classroom||Winter Online||Spring Classroom||Summer Online|
|CRM: Customer Relationship Management, Fundamentals||2.0||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Cultural Proficiency||2.0||Winter Classroom||Summer Online|
|Facilitation Skills||2.0||Fall Classroom||Winter Classroom|
|Interviewing for Success: Using Structured Interviewing Techniques||0.5||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Leading People Through Change||0.5||Winter Online||Summer Online|
|Organizational Development and Change, Introduction||2.0||Fall Classroom||Winter Classroom||Spring Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Public Relations: Winning the Mindshare Battle||1.5||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Role of the Project Manager||1.5||Fall Classroom Fall Online||Winter Classroom Winter Online||Spring Classroom Spring Online||Summer Classroom Summer Online|
|Schedule Optimization Techniques for Managers||1.5||Winter Classroom|
|Social Media Marketing Fundamentals||2.0||Fall Classroom||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|3. Capstone Course|
|Administrative and Executive Assistants Practicum||2.0|
|4. Required Certificate Review|
|Administrative and Executive Assistant Certificate Completion Fee||None||Fall Online||Winter Online||Spring Online||Summer Online|
There are no prerequisites for the core courses, but please review elective course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.
Recommended Course Sequence
Flexible course sequence
You can take courses in any order up to your final course: Administrative and Executive Assistants Practicum.
To receive your certificate
Upon completion of the course sequence you may request your Administrative and Executive Assistant Certificate Completion Review.