Administrative Assistant Program

​​​​​​​​​The Greater Des Moines metropolitan area continues to grow at a rapid pace. It is one of the fastest growing metro areas nationwide. Many businesses in the metro are looking for qualified administrative assistants who are able to step in and manage their office functions.

In the DMACC Administrative Assistant Diploma Program, you will learn the following skills that will help you be successful in an administrative assistant position in a small or large company:

  • Business writing skills
  • Computer software skills
  • Speaking skills
  • Technology skills

Learning these skills will help you grow your career as a business professional. It’s possible for you to complete this hands-on program in two semesters so that you can begin your challenging and rewarding career in a short time.

About the Program:

Career Examples
What You'll Do
Core Job Skills
Average Salary

Administrative Assistant Career Examples

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Event Planning Coordinator
  • Communication/Marketing Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Social Media Assistant
  • Legal Secretary

What You'll Do

  • Collaborate with team members, vendors, and customers
  • Coordinate management calendars
  • Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Plan company events, conferences, and executives’ travel
  • Work with budgets

Core Job Skills

  • Active listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Office technology
  • Computer software applications
  • Organizing
  • ​Problem solving

Average Salary (Iowa)

  • $28,500-$35,360 per year per year
Christina Turner

Christina Turner

Program Chair, Administrative Assistant Program
Ankeny Campus
Building 8, Room 6C

​Education: B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.Ed University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Amy Christian

Amy Christian

Carroll Campus
Carroll Campus/Online and Perry Center

​Education: BA and MA, University of Northern Iowa

Tasha Mullihan

Tasha Mullihan

Ankeny Campus
Building 8, Room 6


AA, AAS, De​s Moines Area Community College; BA, Management, University of Northern Iowa; MBA, Upper Iowa University.