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Business, Management & Administration

Administrative Office Specialist

Prosper in an office environment using advanced software applications and processes used by business professionals everywhere. Experience and manage daily office responsibilities and projects while interacting with the public as an office manager. Design and create dynamic promotional materials which will be showcased in a professional portfolio. This program prepares students to earn certifications in Microsoft Office programs.

The Administrative Office Specialist program is designed to prepare students for employment as an information technology assistant, front desk specialist, assistant digital production designer, and administrative assistant.

This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of the administrative office specialist. The content includes the use of technology to develop communications skills, higher-level thinking skills, and decision-making skills; the performance of office procedures tasks; the production of quality work in an efficient manner using advanced features of business software applications; research of job opportunities; and the production of high quality employment portfolios and job-seeking documents.

Propser in an office environment using advanced software applications and processes used by business professionals everywhere. Experience and manage daily office responsibilities and projects while interacting with the public as an office manager. Design and create dynamic promotional materials which will be showcased in a professional portfolio.

This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the business supervision industry:  planning; management; finance; technical and production skills; underlying principles of technology; labor, community, health, safety, and environmental issues; and employment laws.

The following table illustrates the program structure:

Course #

OCP

Course Name

Hours

OTA0040

A

Information Technology Assistant

150

OTA0041

B

Front Desk Specialist

300

OTA0030

C

Assistant Digital Production Designer

150

OTA0043

D

Administrative Office Specialist

450

TOTAL HOURS

1050

Hours

1050 hours. Approximately 10 months.
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Cost

Approximately $4,410
Administrative Office Specialist Fee Sheet

What You’ll Learn

  • Keyboarding
  • Filling of records and reports
  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access
  • Digital desktop Publishing
  • Machine transcription
  • Presentation software
  • Telephone skills
  • Various  office/clerical duties
  • Customer service skills

Industry Certifications

  • Microsoft Specialist
  • Microsoft Specialist Master

Career Ready Skills

  • Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
  • Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
  • Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.
  • Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  • Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
  • Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
  • Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.
  • Use technology to enhance productivity.
  • Work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence.

Software

  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook
  • Publisher – desktop publishing software
  • Prezi
  • SmartBoard
  • LearnKey Online Expert

Course Projects

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • SmartBoard presentation
  • Prezi presentation
  • Creation of electronic portfolios
  • Creation of company brochures, business cards, letterhead

Employment Opportunities

Students who complete this course can expect to earn a starting salary of $13+ per hour in the following industries (Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.)

  • Government
  • Real estate
  • Insurance companies
  • Educational institutions
  • Tourism

According to O’Net Online, jobs for secretaries and administrative assistants are expected to grow 15% in Florida between 2014 – 2024.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend an Information Session (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. [when school is in session])
  2. Meet with an admissions specialist
  3. Take the TABE test, if applicable
  4. Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
  5. Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
  6. Provide appropriate residency documents
  7. Complete application packet
  8. Pay application fee

Instructor

Program Info

Administrative Office Specialist Master Plan of Instruction

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program Start Date

Program starts January 9, 2019