Program prepares students to provide administrative, information services, and technical assistance to clients in a business office or remotely as a virtual assistant from a home office. May take courses fully online or opt for classroom training. Tasks include bookkeeping; online research; presentations; travel planning; scheduling; database, e-mail, and social media management; and industry-specific responsibilities. Preparation includes fundamental skills in communications and finance, along with training in computer hardware, computer applications, and web-design skills in an information technology context. Microsoft certifications are available.