May 29, 2023  
2021-22 BTC Catalog 
2021-22 BTC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office Assistant

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Choose this program to train for a career as a receptionist or office assistant. Employers such as physician’s offices, law firms, temporary help agencies, and consulting firms are in need of skilled office staff. You could also work for manufacturing and industrial firms, telecommunications companies, and retail and wholesale organizations, plus many other businesses that need office clerical support.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate competency in touch keyboarding at 40 wpm on a three-minute timing with a three-error limit.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate 73 percent competency in word processing, written business communication, business math, effective oral communication skills, office skills and procedures, and MS Windows.

Placement Requirements

Admissions application and assessment testing in Reading, Math, and Sentence Skills are required. Your score on the test and/or your previous transcripts will determine where you begin your course sequence. Contact Admissions at 360.752.8345 or at for assistance with academic planning.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and minimum grade of C/2.0 for all courses.



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