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Administrative Office Specialist

Career Content: The Administrative Office Technology Program is an instructional program designed to prepare and train students for entry-level training in administrative office procedures, integrated computer applications, business financial systems, communication, accounting clerks, records clerks, transcriptionists, word processing specialists and to fill other positions requiring computer skills such as database management.

Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute.
For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/

Length of Program: 1050 hours – approximately 8 months full-time to complete.
Dual Enrollment Available: Yes
Industry Certification: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification (4 out of 6 -Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and either Access or Outlook), QuickBooks Certified User, or Microsoft Office Specialist Master, QuickBooks Pro Desktop
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Administrative Office Specialist
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Program Information Sheet: Administrative Office Specialist 

Possible Careers and Outlook:
15-1151 – Computer User Support Specialists
43-1011 – First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
43-9031 – Desktop Publisher
43-6011 – Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 

Estimated Total: $4,100*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale.

Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For More Information: Contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 1033, Email


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