The 2020 Administrative Assistant Academy application period is now closed. 

The Administrative Assistant Academy (AAA) is an ideal program for UCDH employees interested in advancing within our healthcare environment and transitioning into an administrative assistant role or improving their current administrative skill set.

The AAA is designed to develop key areas of administrative skills:

  • Communication skills to foster collaborative working relationships.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and goal setting skills to increase workplace effectiveness.
  • Set core competencies in reading and writing to close skills gaps in comprehension, grammar, and business writing.
  • Provide an understanding of the "UC Davis Health office technology baseline.”

Participants must attend the nine (9) mandatory instructor led sessions in this program, and complete nine (9) eCourses to receive the Administrative Assistant Academy Program Certificate. Those who score 80 percent or above on the AAA exit-assessment will also receive a Knowledge Mastery Certificate.

Instructor Led Sessions: February 19 – April 15, 830a - 11a, Ticon III, Room 2400

  • February 19: Life Management Skills
  • February 26: Mastering Communication in the Workplace
  • March 4: Principles of Patient Satisfaction and Safety
  • March 11: Critical Thinking Skills
  • March 18: Effective Problem Solving
  • March 25: Grammar in the Workplace
  • April 1: Reading in the Workplace
  • April 8: Writing in the Workplace
  • April 15: Knowledge Mastery Assessment

UC Learning Center, eCourses

  • Administrative Support: Projecting a Positive Professional Image
  • Administrative Support: Developing Your Essential Skills
  • Administrative Support: Interacting Effectively with Colleagues
  • Working with the Interface and Performing Basic Tasks in Word 2016
  • Getting Started with Excel 2010
  • Introduction to the PowerPoint 2016 Interface and Basic Tasks
  • Getting to Know Outlook 2016
  • Managing Contacts, Tasks, and the Calendar in Outlook 2016
  • Using the Calendar to Schedule Appointments, Events, and Tasks in Outlook 2016


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