Administrative Office Specialist

Program Details

Short Description:

Administrative Office Assistants help an organization run efficiently. They use computer software to create spreadsheets; manage databases; and prepare presentations, reports, and documents. They also may perform accounting duties, negotiate with vendors, buy supplies, and manage stockrooms or corporate libraries. The type of business you choose to work for would determine your exact duties.

Program Content:

This program prepares students for employment as an 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 certification, desktop publishing, journal accounting, and QuickBooks. It provides essential knowledge of clerical procedures, computer concepts, customer services, and the principles of business and management. The self-paced program also includes basic web design, keyboarding/keypad, business communication, and soft skills such as telephone etiquette, workplace safety, and personal productivity.

Certification/Licensure:  Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), QuickBooks Certified User.

CTSO: SkillsUSA and/or HOSA are the approved co-curricular career and technical student organizations which provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction by providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills.

Articulation: May be available toward credits at Florida public colleges/universities.
Speak with a career counselor for more information.

Start Date:

August, January


Start Time: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 46033,

Program’s OCP (Occupational Completion Points):

OCP A: Course: Information Technology Assistant – OTA0040; 150 hours
OCP B: Course: Front Desk Specialist – OTA0041; 300 hours
OCP C: Course: Assistant Digital Production Designer – OTA0030; 150 hours
OCP D: Administrative Office Specialist – OTA0043; 450 hours.


MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203

  1. Apply to MTC at 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, prompt, 6 Information Sessions.
  3. Complete your “To-Do List” at
  4. 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:

For more information contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 46033,

Program #B070330   CIP# 0552040103

Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes $60.00 administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee






Estimated: $229.31

Estimated Total Cost of Program


Uniforms may be covered, for Pell eligible students once aid has been applied to all tuition & fee charges.
* Prices are subject to change.

Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.

All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.

Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Estimated textbook list and pricing:
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices.
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Program Video

Have Questions? Ready to Start Your Career?

Terri Parrish

Career Counselor

6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Call   941.751.7900 x 46033