Administrative and Executive Assistant
Certificate Program

Administrative and Executive Assistant

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Certificate Description

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

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.


Course Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
1. Required Courses
Business and Professional Writing 2.0
Communication Skills for Administrative and Executive Assistants 2.0
Finance for the Business Professional 1.0
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
Business Communications 2.0
Business Statistics I 2.5
Business Statistics II 2.5
Creating the Successful Team 1.5
CRM: Customer Relationship Management, Fundamentals 2.0
Cultural Proficiency 2.0
Facilitation Skills 2.0
Interviewing for Success: Using Structured Interviewing Techniques 0.5
Leading People Through Change 0.5
Organizational Development and Change 2.0
Public Relations: Winning the Mindshare Battle 1.5
Role of the Project Manager 1.5
Schedule Optimization Techniques for Managers 1.5
Social Media Marketing Fundamentals 2.0
3. Capstone Course
Administrative and Executive Assistants Practicum 2.0
4. Required Certificate Review
Administrative and Executive Assistant Certificate Completion Fee None

Requisite Knowledge

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.

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