Administrative Office Specialist


Program Content:

The Administrative Office Specialist program prepares students for employment as administrative assistants or as administrative office support staff.

Course content, including extensive training in Microsoft Office, digital publishing, social media design, proofreading, and basic accounting, fully prepares the student for administrative duties in today’s business environment. Employment opportunities exist in small businesses, corporations, and government agencies.

Laboratory activities provide practice to improve keyboarding, document processing, office procedures, business communications, and transcription skills. Microsoft Office certification training is included in the program.

To obtain a certificate from the Suncoast Technical College Administrative Office Specialist program, students are required to complete 1050 hours of instruction. Students who complete this program may be eligible to articulate to State College of Florida and receive credit for work completed in their Suncoast program.

Program Length:

The Administrative Office Specialist program is approximately 10 months (1050 hours) full time and 20 months part time. Classes are available day time only.

Industry Certifications/State Credentials:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Master

Obtainment Time Frame: In program

Entrance/Exit Requirements:

Reading, math, and language competencies are pre-assessed. The required basic skills grade levels for this program are Reading-10, Math-10, and Language-10 and must be met prior to program completion.

Standard Occupations:

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Computer User Support Specialists

First-Line Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Workers

Desktop Publishers

Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants

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Course Campus Location(s):

Sarasota & North Port

Course Sequence:


Course #

Course Title




Info Tech Assist

150 hrs



Front Desk Specialist

300 hrs



Assistant Digital Production Designer

150 hrs



Administrative Office Specialist

450 hrs