Professional Award for Administrative Professionals
Specialization

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.


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

Courses

1. Two Required Courses

Units: 2.0
Units: 1.0
Start / End date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

05-13-2020 to 06-03-2020
600
BUSM.X403.(11)
Classes are mostly held on Wednesdays at 06:00PM. See complete schedule here.

2. Two Elective Courses Required

Units: 2.0
Start / End date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

03-31-2020 to 05-19-2020
700
BUSM.X414.(6)
Classes are mostly held on Tuesdays at 06:00PM. See complete schedule here.
Units: 2.0
Start / End date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

04-06-2020 to 05-11-2020
750
MKTG.X407.(6)
Classes are mostly held on Mondays at 06:00PM. See complete schedule here.
Units: 2.0
Units: 1.5
Start / End date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

02-18-2020 to 03-17-2020
650
MKTG.X402.(4)
Classes are mostly held on Tuesdays at 06:00PM. See complete schedule here.
Units: 1.5
Start / End date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

03-07-2020 to 03-14-2020
775
PPMT.X400.(24)
Classes are mostly held on Saturdays at 08:30AM. See complete schedule here.

04-03-2020 to 05-09-2020
775
PPMT.X400.(827)

05-30-2020 to 06-06-2020
775
PPMT.X400.(26)
Classes are mostly held on Saturdays at 08:30AM. See complete schedule here.

3. Enroll in the Specialization Completion Fee to request your Specialization once all other requirements have been met.

Start / End date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

None
50

TBD

O-CE0507.(001)

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