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Administrative Professional Online Certificate

Discover and master the essentials of managerial and staff support to become an indispensable member of your team. Learn how to identify opportunities and implement solutions to turn your office into a high productivity machine. Understand how time management, accounting, effective communication, organizational behavior, and management affect administrative assistant responsibilities and activities.

Complete the core courses that focus on the essential skills needed to succeed in the workplace, then choose two electives from a variety of topics to round out this certificate program. Our Administrative Professional Online Certificate will help you build your career and strengthen your skills to become an essential part of any office team.

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Learn how to have more successful relationships with difficult bosses, co-workers, students, neighbors, or relatives. Read More...

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Gain the skills and knowledge you'll need to prepare for the Certified Administrative Professional exam and begin a rewarding career as an administrative assistant. Read More...

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Prepare to take advantage of the many new job opportunities in health care, legal services, and other industries. Read More...

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Gain a working knowledge of the computer skills you'll need to succeed in today's job market. Read More...

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Master the essentials of writing so you can excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level. Read More...

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Master more advanced techniques for this powerful database program, including importing Excel spreadsheets as tables, creating query calculations to crunch numbers, and using Visual Basic to automate common tasks. Read More...

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Take your Microsoft Excel 2016 skills to the next level as you master charts, graphs, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, AutoFilter, macros, and other advanced Excel functions. Read More...

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Learn how to use the more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2016 (now available through Office 365) including how to add graphics, use templates, and merge data. Read More...

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Learn to build, edit, and maintain a database in Microsoft Access 2016, complete with tables, reports, forms, macros, and queries to give you fast access to all your important information. Read More...

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Become proficient in using Microsoft Excel 2016 (now available through Office 365) and discover how to create worksheets, workbooks, charts, and graphs quickly and efficiently Read More...

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Get up to speed with the latest developments in Outlook, including how to manage your email, calendar, and contacts and how to get the most out of program tools such as Search Folders and Quick Steps. Read More...

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Learn to use the basic features of Word 2016 (now available through Office 365) to type, edit, format, spell check, and print professional-looking documents, letters, and reports. Read More...

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Lost for words? Don't be! Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth, and respect through conversation. Read More...

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Note: Previous versions of Microsoft and Windows courses may be substituted.


Certificate Completion
To receive a master certificate upon completion of these courses, all students must compose a written memorandum that discusses what was learned in the coursework. Submit the certificate request and memorandum to bizskills@unm.edu. Courses in this certificate program are designed to help you prepare for the internationally-recognized Certified Administrative Professional ® (CAP®) exam offered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals® (IAAP®).

Note: This program is not affiliated with, nor has it been endorsed by, the International Association of Administrative Professionals® (IAAP®).


Legal Office Administration Certificate

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This course seeks to enable students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills needed toward the goal of becoming an exceptional legal practitioner in an administrative capacity. It is a bridge course designed to provide students with the tools to develop a thorough understanding of legal office procedures including database management, the preparation of legal documentation including research, legal accounting methods, legal analysis, communications and ethics. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to improve communication methods, improve the productivity within the legal office by obtaining effective tools that promote a smoother operation. You will also get a better understanding of the importance of competency, confidentiality and the administration of ethics in a legal office environment. Instructions will be given through a blend of lectures, discussions, presentations, class exercises and quizzes. Students shall be expected to complete each assignment in order to receive the legal office administration certificate. Agenda UNIT 1 - Introduction to Law and Legal Systems A. What is law? B. United States and Canadian Legal Systems C. Court procedures — service and filing D. The relationship between the Courts and the legal office UNIT 2 — Legal office procedures A. The functions of a legal office administrator B. The functions of a legal assistant C. Office organization D. Docketing UNIT 3 — Client management A. Lawyer — client relationship B. Client database management — computer systems and applications C. Customer service D. Privacy UNIT 4- Legal research and writing A. Legal terminology and language B. Legal research and analysis C. Drafting — citations, plagiarism, clarity and structure D. Preparation for court

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Legal Office Administration

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Bright Outlook Career

Administrative Professional - A Bright Outlook Career

Administrative Professional positions have been identified as a “Bright Outlook” careers, meaning that they are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the annual salary range for this field in New Mexico is $20K-45K.

Our online Administrative Professional certificate is a terrific stepping stone for this in-demand career!

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