Administrative Office Specialist

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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) in length. Only daytime classes are available.


Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification

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:

For specific occupation information, including wages, employment trends and more, visit the following links:

Computer User Support Specialists
www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1151.00

First-Line Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Workers
www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-1011.00

Desktop Publishers
www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-9031.00

Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants
www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6011.00

For other O*Net Online information, please visit:
www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/SOC/


Course Campus Location(s):

Sarasota & North Port


Course Sequence:

OCP

Course #

Course Title

Length

A

OTA0040

Info Tech Assist

150 hrs

B

OTA0041

Front Desk Specialist

300 hrs

C

OTA0030

Assistant Digital Production Designer

150 hrs

D

OTA0043

Administrative Office Specialist

450 hrs


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