Program Description

A Virtual Office Professional is an independent entrepreneur providing administrative, creative and/or technical services. Using advanced technological modes of communication and data delivery, a professional Virtual Office Professional assists clients from their own office on a contractual basis. Successful completion of the Virtual Office Certificate of Proficiency prepares students for starting/working for a virtual office business. The certificate addresses issues of creating and managing their own virtual offices. Students are prepared to assume positions in business and industries that utilize virtual administrative support, including executive assistants and office support specialists. A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon successful completion of the required courses listed below. For successful completion a student must complete the requirements with a minimum grade point of 2.0 in each course required for the certificate.


Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in Virtual Office Professional:

Virtual Office Professional (CE)
Social Media (CE)

Career Opportunities

  • Virtual Business Owner
  • Virtual Office & Administrative Support  Assistant
  • Web Designer
  • Executive Assistant
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Social Media Manager