The Office Assistant/Receptionist certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Business Technology. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degrees in Business Technology.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
25 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Online, On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
Residents Non-resident
Online Only
On Campus
1 credit $148.83 $162.97 $239.71  $326.25
5 credits $608.15 $678.85 $1,062.55  $1,495.25
12 credits (full-time) $1,291.10 $1,425.18 $2,207.48  $3,079.74
15 credits  $1,441.10 $1,577.40 $2,368.85 $3,251.40

 *Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs. 

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  • A working knowledge of word processing
  • A working knowledge of current business communications
  • An ability to communicate positively to internal and external customers
  • An ability to organize office documents

Careers & Opportunities

Graduates with general office and human relations skills are prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of business settings. Potential positions include Receptionist, Office Clerk, Office Assistant and Office Coordinator. The average median wage is $13.50 - 15.00 per hour.

Potential employers include: Small businesses, corporations, government agencies, non-profits, schools, health care facilities - or any business or organization requiring basic office and customer service skills. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.