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Administrative Professionals

A foundation for business success

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Specialization Description

Build Your Administrative Professional Skills

Once you have a solid foundation in administrative support, you can build your own career trajectory. This is especially true in the UCSC Extension Specialization for Administrative Professionals where you learn practical skills in three key areas:

  • Business Finance
  • Strategic Communications, and
  • Effective Writing.

Add on an elective such as facilitation, project management, customer relations, or public relations fundamentals and launch your career in business support.

Learning Outcomes in the Administrative Professionals Program

  • Develop a broad understanding of financial concepts and tools.
  • Demonstrate effective organizational communication.
  • Apply proficiency fundamentals of administrative roles including human resources, financial responsibilities, public relations, and project management.

Career Path Versatility

You can continue to grow your career by applying the units from this specialization to the Business Administration, Human Resource Management and Marketing Management certificates. Make yourself an invaluable member of any dynamic team.


   

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Program Overview

Estimated Cost: $3,000 (You pay only for courses you enroll in.)
Program Requirements: 4 courses/minimum 6.5 units. Take 2 core courses (3 units) and 2 elective credit courses (3.5–4 units)
Minimum Hours of Instruction:
Estimated Duration: A student can complete this specialization in 6 months.

Courses

1. Required Course(s): Two Required

Quarter Units: 2.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

01-10-2023 to 02-28-2023
$700.00
BUSM.X404.(11)
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Quarter Units: 1.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

10-11-2022 to 11-01-2022
$600.00
BUSM.X403.(22)
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01-23-2023 to 03-24-2023
$600.00
BUSM.X403.(823)
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2. Electives: Two Required

Quarter Units: 2.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

10-31-2022 to 12-12-2022
$750.00
MKTG.X407.(11)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

09-30-2022 to 10-08-2022
$725.00
HRMT.X406.(11)

02-03-2023 to 02-11-2023
$725.00
HRMT.X406.(12)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

01-12-2023 to 02-16-2023
$650.00
MKTG.X402.(8)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

01-12-2023 to 02-17-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(852)

01-18-2023 to 02-15-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(53)
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3. Completion Review:

Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

Meet Our Instructors

Alan Tsuda
Founder & Global Team Consultant
Craig A Harrison
Professional Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, Coach, Expressions of Excellence
Dianne V Conry
Consultant, Kranz & Associates | Program Chair
Judy A Lacroix
Talent Management & Development | Leadership & Organization Development
Robert M Durstenfeld
Marketing Content Manager, Infineon Technologies
Sanjay Bhatia
Director of Program Management, Exabeam

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The benefits of enrolling early
  • Lock in your certificate requirements.This means that even if program requirements change, the requirements to complete your certificate will remain the same for you
  • Receive program updates
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To complete a program, you must enroll in the certificate program before enrolling in the Certificate Completion Review.

You have five years to complete all necessary courses in a certificate program or three years to finish up a specialization program.

All the necessary units in a certificate must be completed within this window.* The clock begins on the first day of your first course in the certificate program. For example, if you started a course on Sept. 5, 2017, you would have to complete all of the required units in this certificate by Sept. 4, 2022.

Note:

Enrolling in a certificate program does not trigger the beginning of the five-year window. It begins the first day of the first course that applies to a certificate program. The Certificate Completion Review process does not have to occur within the five-year timeframe.

For more information: How do I get my certificate or specialization?

* Students participating in a special program, such as workforce, international, Personal Financial Planning, or curriculum partner programs (Udacity, Microfacturing Institutes) may have a shorter completion requirement.

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