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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.

Part of a career pathway, you will already have credits toward the Executive Assistant program if you completed the Office Assistant or Office Receptionist technical diplomas at CVTC. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.

Career Opportunities

Administrative Assistant

Executive Assistant

Legal Assistant

Patient Services Representative

Receptionist

Scheduler

Graduate Employers

City of Mondovi

Eau Claire Area School District

Mayo Clinic Health System

Midwest Manufacturing

Northwestern Mutual

Xcel Energy

Just the Facts

Executive Assistant
60 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Program Location //
August

Start Dates //
August

Start Dates //
August

 

Financial Aid Eligible

 

Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,195

Term 2

$

2,371

Term 3

$

2,507

Term 4

$

2,397

Books

$

2,852

Estimated Total:  $12,322

  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!

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Program Courses

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

Customer Service Foundations
In this course, you will explain customer service, assess factors that impact customer service, and examine components of the customer service environment. This course is the first in a series of three courses that provides you with an opportunity to develop customer service skills.

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

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

// Program Outcomes
 

70%
Employed

70% of our recent Executive Assistant graduates got a job in the industry.

 

$35K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Executive Assistant graduates reported an average starting salary of $35,437.

 

822
Regional Jobs

There are 822 job openings in the CVTC district for the Executive Assistant industry.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

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

 

Focus On Student Success

I chose CVTC because it is affordable and local, and the smaller class sizes mean you get more attention. The instructors were very helpful. They were quick with responding to any questions I had.

Maria, 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.

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Program Accreditation

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