by Burt Stein, Business Editor
for The Post Publications
POTTSTOWN PA – Montgomery County Community College will showcase its new virtual assistance certification, and an associate’s degree in office administration with a concentration in virtual assistance, during a free interactive informational session next Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2012) at 7 p.m.
The nine-credit, three-course program intended to help experienced administrative assistants gain skills to work in a satellite office, in transit, or at home. It will be offered starting in September, and is designed to be finished completely online in one semester. The introductory session will be simultaneously offered in Room 218, North Hall, 16 W. High St., Pottstown; and in Room 101, Advanced Technology Center, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.
Many virtual administrative assistants operate their own businesses and contract with their own clients, while others work for placement agencies that connect them with clients. Still others perform administrative tasks for their employers on a full- or part-time basis, whether in their homes or in centralized environments.
The certificate program and degree will provide students with technology skills that include web conferencing, application sharing, and data security, as well as the “soft” skills of business planning, ethics, marketing and networking.
Additionally, the program will prepare students to take the International Virtual Assistants Association Ethics Check exam and become certified virtual assistants.
For more information or to register for the session, session, send an e-mail here to Theresa Sullivan, coordinator and instructor of computer applications and office administration.
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