Administrative Support

Prepare for the broad range of duties required of administrative assistants in today's office environment, with the option of four different career tracks and add-on certificates.


M State's Administrative Support diploma program prepares students to succeed in a variety of administrative support positions with courses that focus on creating and editing documents, spreadsheets, databases, email and scheduling, presentations, office procedures, and internet navigation and research. As a student in Administrative Support, you will develop your ability to communicate, organize, coordinate and integrate data in a variety of business settings.

The 44-credit diploma is offered on our Moorhead campus and online, with the option of four different tracks:

  • Administrative Support Diploma Track
  • Administrative Support Human Resources Track
  • Administrative Support Finance Track
  • Administrative Support Paralegal Track

Additional certifications available

Students in the Administrative Support program also can enhance their job qualifications by completing one or more of the Administrative Support certificate programs. Each is 18 credits and can be taken as a stand-alone certificate or as an add-on to the Administrative Support diploma.

  • Administrative Office Assistant - Finance
  • Administrative Office Assistant - Human Resources
  • Administrative Office Assistant - Paralegal

Here is what you'll learn

  • Effective oral and written communications
  • Proficiency with a variety of computer applications
  • Creation and analysis of electronic filing systems
  • Organizational skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Interpersonal communication skills