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Executive Assistant Overview

CVTC’s Executive Assistant program offers an associate degree with an office, legal, or medical concentration. Earn credentials along the way to launch your high demand career!

Executive assistants are at the center of communication in every organization and work closely with and support the leaders within the organization. You’ll learn how to be an efficient office employee through effective communication and computer skills. Throughout the program, you will gain valuable experience working in a business office while completing several internship opportunities.

The executive assistant duties include:

  • Supporting business leaders
  • Performing administrative/office tasks
  • Developing and preparing correspondence
  • Preparing presentations
  • Coordinating schedules and events
  • Processing and transmitting information
  • Assisting others within the organization
  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Coordinating meeting and travel arrangements
  • Managing projects and conducting research
  • Providing quality customer service

This program has an advanced placement entry option. Advanced placement is an opportunity for graduates of a related program to further their education. Learn more about advanced placement for this program.

Career Opportunities

Administrative Assistant

Executive Assistant

Legal Assistant

Patient Services Representative

Receptionist

Scheduler

Just the Facts

Executive Assistant
60 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Start Dates //
August

   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,093

Term 2

$

2,267

Term 3

$

2,390

Term 4

$

2,248

Books

$

2,426

Estimated Total:  $11,424

 

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

 

Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Executive Assistant program.

Meeting & Event Planning
Topics include aspects of the event management process such as: goal setting and objectives, establishing an event theme, planning event logistics, facility set up, and follow-up activities.

Human Resources, Intro
This course examines the role of human resources and goals of human resource management in today's organizations. Students explore the importance and impact of human resource functions on the overall strategy of organizations.

Payroll Accounting
Students will learn to make the payroll calculations and record keeping, including social security taxes, income tax withholding, and other deductions.

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers. Learn more about Career Pathways.

Associate Degree

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant Outcomes

Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.

// Program Outcomes

 

88%
Employed

88% of our recent Executive Assistant graduates get a job in the industry.

 

$33K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Executive Assistant graduates reported an average starting salary of $32,543.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

Focus On Student Success

I made the right choice by coming to CVTC. I have enjoyed my experience there and have considered coming back to add on to my degree. There are a lot of great resources and staff and faculty members as well for students to use.

Executive Assistant Graduate

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

Degrees & Diplomas

Office Assistant, Technical Diploma

Office Receptionist, Technical Diploma

Professional Communications, Associate Degree

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

// Explore Continuing Ed Opportunities


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Program Accreditation

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