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Administrative Professional

Train to become a certified Administrative Professional at Anne Arundel Community College.

Certification code: CE.ADMIN.PROF

What is the job outlook?
The average annual salary of administrative assistants in Maryland is approximately $36,000 with annual growth through 2018 of 11 percent. Opportunities will be best for applicants with knowledge of computer software applications.

What is the training?
Completion of two online noncredit courses will prepare students to take the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP®) exam administered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals. The training is offered in partnership with ed2go and can be completed in less than five months. Students will learn information and records management, communications technology, travel and meeting coordination, space planning and ergonomics, fundamentals of business law, ethics, operations management and how to select and train team members. Total Hours: 48

What courses will I take?
BNS-551 - Administrative Assistant Fundamentals 
BNS-552 - Administrative Assistant Applications

What credentials will I earn?
Upon successful completion, students will earn an AACC continuing education certificate and be prepared to take the Certified Administrative Professionals (CAP) exam administered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals. To receive the AACC certificate students must complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at

What will it cost?
$232 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

What are the requirements?
Students must be at least 16 years old.

How do I enroll?
New students may register online, in person, by faxmail or touch-tone phone. Use certificate code CE.ADMN.PROF. Visit for details.

Related Studies
Visit to learn more about earning a continuing education certificate as a Business Support Specialist.

Consult the college catalog to learn about degrees and certificates in Business Management.

For more information contact Ann Riefe at 410-777-2910 or