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Organized. Efficient. Essential.

In every office, there is a go-to person that everyone knows can get things done and has the answers. The administrative assistant organizes, supervises, and solves problems so the office runs smoothly. Having an eye for detail, being able to handle multiple tasks at once, and communicating effectively are all important skills needed to be successful in this career.

At Fox College, you can graduate with both the technical and professional skills needed to secure employment. Our administrative assistant curriculum is designed and updated by a panel of faculty and industry professionals so our students learn in-demand skills that employers want. 

Our smaller class sizes also make it easy to get personal, one-on-one attention. We encourage you to visit us and learn why our administrative assistant graduates Finish First!

Click the buttons below to learn more about our on-time graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.

      

Click the tabs below to learn more about our 10-month diploma and 16-month administrative assistant associate degree. 

 

 
 

HIGHLIGHTS

During the 10-16 month administrative assistant program, you will see the important role that administrative assistants play in running an office. 

Opportunities for advancement are plentiful in this career and you can graduate with marketable skills that employers want, including both technical and professional skills. Our smaller class sizes make it easy for you to get to know your teachers and get one-on-one attention. 

We promise that, if you perform well, there will be space in classes you need when you need them. You can finish on time and start your career!

Ready to get started? Call us at 708.444.4500 or fill out our information request form.

 

 

With Fox College's 10-16 months Administrative Assistant programs, you can learn about:

  • Office software and data analysis skills
  • Problem solving and professionalism
  • Presentation development
  • Meeting and event planning 
 

CAREERS

As a Fox College graduate, our career services department will help you start your career by finding the right job! 

The need for administrative assistants spans nearly every industry. Overall employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is expected to grow 12% from 2010 to 2020.5

Ready to get started? Call us at 708.444.4500 or fill out our information request form.



 

 

 

Fox College graduates work for: 

  • Larger corporations in many sectors
  • Small businesses in a variety of industries
  • Organizations such as governments and associations
 

CURRICULUM

Fox College offers both a 16-month associate degree and 10-month diploma option. Our curriculum is intended to be hands-on and career focused, with the majority of classes being specific to your administrative assistant career. 

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

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CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Introduction to Business 
  • Contemporary Management and Leadership*
  • Introduction to PC Applications I 
  • Introduction to PC Applications II 
  • Problem Solving with Computers I—Spreadsheets 
  • Advanced Word Processing 
  • Problem Solving with Computers II—Databases 
  • Technical Writing 
  • Keyboarding I 
  • Keyboarding II 
  • Integration I 
  • Integration II 
  • Legal Administrative Procedures 
  • Integration III 
    *Degree only 
 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Fox College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Associate Degree Program
TUITION BY SEMESTER (for students entering January 1,2014-December 31, 2014)
Semester 1-2 (cost per semester) $7,540
Semester 3 $6,158
Semester 4 $4,776
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1,2014-December 31, 2014)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit $50
Confirmation Deposit $50
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $1,925
*Degree Program is 4 Semesters

 

Diploma Program
TUITION BY SEMESTER (for students entering January 1,2014-December 31, 2014)
Semester 1-2 (cost per semester) $7,540
Semester 3 $3,770
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1,2014-December 31, 2014)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit $50
Confirmation Deposit $50
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $1,925
*Diploma Program is 2.5 Semesters

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.foxcollege.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

 

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Fox College. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges, provided the grades received for the courses were “C” or better. The Director of Education will review transcript(s) from each individual student one time. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Fox College. Because programs at Fox College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. A maximum of 25 semester credits will be accepted in transfer for students transferring credit who have less than a bachelor’s degree. 

Students who participated in the Advanced Placement program in their high schools may be granted credit provided they had scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement tests. Fox College does not grant life experience credit and does not accept transfer credit earned from any of these sources at another institution. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Fox College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation. 

Fox College is a receiving institution within the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and satisfactorily completed the Transferable General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois will be granted credit towards fulfilling Fox College’s general education requirements. 

Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Fox College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Fox College are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Fox College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. 

A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Fox College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program. 

 

GET STARTED

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Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Fox College student is like!

Ready to get started? Call us at 708.444.4500 or fill out our information request form.

 

 

 

As a Fox College Administrative Assistant student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work in only 10-16 months
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Have smaller classes, focused on your career
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!