If you would like to work in an office setting but have little or no experience with computers and office applications, the AVTEC Office Assistant training is designed for you. In just 5 months you will learn the skills necessary to begin an office career. After completing this training you can go directly to work or enter an advanced training that prepares graduates as an Accounting Specialist, Administrative Assistant, or Medical Administrative Assistant.
The focus of this training is to give students skills in word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, email, and other important office support skills. Students will also learn basic organizational and communication skills needed as an office assisting professional.
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Change the course of your career and future
With an annual placement rate consistently averaging above 90 percent, join the many successful graduates who are employed in their chosen field around the State of Alaska.
Computer operations are a major part of the Office Assistant training. Students learn to operate computers in a modern computer lab using a variety of software to become a productive user of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Training software includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. Students are taught by Microsoft Office Specialist Instructors using the curriculum designed for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. The MOS credential demonstrates to an employer that Business and Office Technology students have the skills with Microsoft's leading business desktop software.
Students may complete Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) testing and receive industry-recognized certifications while at AVTEC. These certification exams are separate from the regular curriculum. Students who have completed the Computer Operations and Software Applications segment of the training should be ready to complete these certification testing.
First Lake Facility, 809 Second Ave., Seward, AK
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Office Assistant (Fast Track)
Office Assistant graduates have the option to continue with advanced training in the area of Administrative Assistant, Accounting Specialist, or Medical Administrative Assistant.
NOTE: The Office Assistant Fast Track training begins in January (graduating in May).
The field of business and office technology covers all aspects of training workers for today’s offices. AVTEC graduates are employed in private, state and federal offices, tribal organizations, and the construction and tourism industry. In addition to the Office Assistant certificate, students can also prepare for and earn the following industry certifications:
Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)
The mission of the Office Assistant training is to provide students with the technical office skills and professional work habits for career success in today's business and industry. The Office Assistant training is committed to producing well-qualified employees for Alaska's companies, to providing a professional learning environment, and to meeting the needs of Alaska's diverse multicultural communities.