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Certificate: Administrative Assistant

This program provides you with the basic to advanced skills you need to work in the Windows environment. Our practical hands-on approach will provide you with the software skill set required for an administrative position.


  • Communications (4 cr)
  • ENG 109N Basic Composition II or higher-level course (4)
  • Mathematics (3 cr)
  • OA 117 Business Math (3)


  • BCIS 200 Business Computer Applications (3)
  • BCIS 225 Excel (3)
  • BA 250 Business Communications (3)
  • OA 118 Professional Development (3)
  • OA 236 Administrative Procedures (3)
  • BCIS 249 Microsoft Word (3)
  • BCIS 265 Access (3)
  • OA 103 Introduction to Keyboarding (1)
  • OA 261 Desktop Publisher: MS Publisher (3)
  • OA 266 Microsoft Office Specialist Training (1)


Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.