Professional Award for Administrative Professionals
Specialization

Administrative Professionals

A firm business foundation

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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.

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 6-9 months.
Modality: You can complete this program fully online, in person, or choose a mix of course formats.
Special Programs: This program is approved for workforce students.
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Courses

1. Required Course(s): Two Required

Quarter Units: 2.0
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08-21-2024 to 09-11-2024
$600.00
BUSM.X403.(29)
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2. Electives: Two Required

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10-16-2024 to 12-11-2024
$725.00
HRMT.X406.(15)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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07-26-2024 to 08-16-2024
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(65)
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09-04-2024 to 09-25-2024
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(66)
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10-16-2024 to 11-25-2024
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(867)
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Meet Our Instructors

Alan Tsuda
Founder & Global Team Consultant
Bhawna Dua
MBA, MSEE | Strategic Portfolio and Program Manager
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
Digital Marketing Director, MisssionNEXT
Sanjay Bhatia
Director of Program Management

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Call (408) 861-3860

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Program Chair

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DIANNE V. CONRY, M.S., CPA, is a consultant with Kranz & Associates and has more than 30 years of accounting experience both in public accounting and in private industry. She has been teaching with UCSC Silicon Valley Extension since 1996, served many years as chair of the former Accounting certificate program, and currently serves as co-chair of the Business Administration certificate program and the Administrative Porfessionals specialization.

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REYNOLD LEWKE, M.S., M.B.A, LLB, a corporate attorney, litigator, author, and business advisor, runs his own strategic talent management consulting and executive search firm. He has worked with startups and global Fortune 100 companies integrating engineering, business, and legal perspectives. He offers actionable insights into issues ranging from domestic and international contracts to products liability, technology, human resources, and construction. Reynold, a certified personal trainer and Ironman coach with more than 22 Ironman distance races behind him, also offers career coaching services for professionals and fitness and personal training services. He has served as chair or co-chair of the Business Administration certificate program and the Administrative Professionals specialization since 2020.

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