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Administrative Office Specialist

Program Content: This program prepares students for employment as an executive secretary, administrative assistant, administrative support assistant, and/or office assistant in almost any industry utilizing Business and Information technology. The curriculum provides students with work-based competencies including intensive training in Microsoft Office including certification, desktop publishing, journal accounting, and QuickBooks. It provides essential knowledge of clerical procedures, computer concepts, customer and personal services, and the principles of business and management. The self-paced program also includes machine transcription, basic web design, keyboarding/keypad, business writing, communication, and soft skills such as telephone etiquette, workplace safety, and personal productivity. This program articulates to state colleges in Florida through the development of an employment portfolio,

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. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900 and follow the prompts for Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. 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 20-21

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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