The Assistant program is an innovative and advanced approach to vocational English skills for the modern workforce. Merging technology and advanced English language skills, this unique program enables all second language learners to continue their acquisition of English proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing, while gaining an intensive orientation to all areas of office procedures including advanced vocational English vocabulary, interpersonal communication registers, styles and idiomatic expressions, Microsoft Office Suite, technical and business writing, oral fluency and development, pronunciation and accent, vocational protocol and skills, business communication using email, introduction to the internet, advanced vocational English listening and speaking skills, as well as linguistic subtleties and conventions.
The diagram below highlights the major topics covered in the program. Upon successful completion, the graduates receive Diploma in Administrative Assistant. For complete and detailed information please refer to the college catalog.
Career opportunities for trained administrative assistants, both entry-level and advanced, are available in a wide range of industries both large and small: accounting, law, medical, technical, education, government and more. Job classifications include data entry, word processor, office file manager, receptionist, secretary, database manager, and more.
LA ORT students are trained on the appropriate equipment consistent with the demands of the job market.
This program may be offered in the morning, afternoon or evening sessions.The morning session is taught 5 days per week for approximately 30 weeks of instruction. In the afternoon or evening sessions, this program is taught 4 days per week for approximately 45 weeks of instruction. This is a 31-semester credit hour program with 720 classroom hours.
More information on career outlook for Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, related to the Administrative Assistant program, could be obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net under the Standard Occupational Classification Codes 43-6000.00.