An AVA is a highly skilled, independent entrepreneur who provides business services in a remote or virtual environment. Virtual assisting may provide support to small businesses, consultants, or even special project coordination for larger companies. The field of virtual assisting is for the experienced professional, due to its nature of self management. AVA candidates should possess high computer fluency, keyboarding, and office software skills; be a self-motivator and learner; and have at least 2-3 years administrative office experience. To learn more contact the Chair of Information Systems.
At this time, the Administrative Virtual Assistant Certificate does not qualify for federal financial aid, which includes grants, loans, and work-study. If cost is a barrier, please speak with an Owens advisor for additional information.