Fox College - Bedford Park, IL
Administrative Assistant

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!  

 

HIGHLIGHTS

During the 10-16 month administrative assistant programs, 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 technical and professional skills that employers want. 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! 

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

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

*Offered at our Midway Campus. 

 

Students can enhance their resumes by earning MOUS certifications in a number of Microsoft Office software programs! 

 

CURRICULUM

Fox College offers both a 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree and a 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.  Students have the opportunity to earn their MOUS certifications in various Microsoft Office software programs.  These certifications look good on a resume and to prospective employers.

This program is designed so you attend classes during the day to earn your diploma in the first 10 months.  You can complete the remaining courses for your associate degree in the evening, which allows you to start your first career job even sooner!  

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog

 CONCENTRATION COURSES

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

*A.A.S. Degree Only

 

 

CAREERS 

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

You will take courses that will prepare you for your job by helping with resume writing, interviewing practice, and job searching. And most importantly, the job placement department will be there for you throughout your career whenever you need help. 

 

Fox graduates work for:

  • Corporations
  • Small businesses in a variety of industries
  • Non profit associations
  • Government organizations 
 

PRICES

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Fox College, tuition rates will be frozen and will never go up from year to year. There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. 

Associate Degree Program
TUITION BY SEMESTER (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Semester 1-2 (cost per semester)
$7,610
Semester 3
$6,277
Semester 4
$4,944
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$ 50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$2,200
* Associate Degree Program is 4 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.
Diploma Program
TUITION BY SEMESTER (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Semester 1-2 (cost per semester)
$7,610
Semester 3
$3,805
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit
$50**
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$2,200
* Diploma Program is 2.5 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.