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About this course

Students learn records management, grammar, business writing, professional ethics, and telephone techniques in preparation for jobs as office assistants, administrative assistants, secretaries, word processing specialists, and a variety of other office support positions. Students receive practical experience in several areas, including computer software technology, office procedures and accounting, and often gain work-based learning experience in temporary internships at local businesses or in residence at the college. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

Entry Requirements

International students are also required to have a command of English in order to be admitted directly into career training programs at Bates. Please send English proficiency scores as part of your application. We accept the following tests:

  • TOEFL Score of 61 (iBT) /173 (CBT) /500 (PBT)
  • IELTS Score of 5.5
  • ELS - Completion of Level 109 
  • STEP EIKEN Grade 2A (Minimum)