The Administrative Office Specialist program prepares students for a professional transition into office operations. Students enrolled in this program will learn to prepare correspondence, arrange conference calls, schedule meetings, handle information requests, conduct research, perform analysis, and prepare reports and presentations. Students will also have the opportunity to earn QuickBooks certification credentials and Microsoft Office Specialist certification credentials in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

HOURS

1,050, approximately one year (42 weeks)

Program Start

Fall

COST

Tuition is approximately $3,959 (plus books and fees (PDF))

Day/Night

Day

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

Meeting Days

Monday – Friday

LOCATION

MTC Main Campus

Meeting Times

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

STARTING SALARIES

Vary, ranging from $31,671 to $51,479*

*Based on local industry information.

 

RECENT EMPLOYERS OF GRADUATES

  • Marion Technical College
  • Marion County Water Facility
  • Marion County Court House
  • Florida State Fire College
  • Early Learning Coalition
  • Downtown Chiropractic
  • Ocala Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
  • Affordable Divorce Docs

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Administrative Office Specialist Master Plan of Instruction
(PDFopens in a new window)

  • Preparing correspondence
  • Customer service
  • Arranging conference calls
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Conducting research and preparing reports
  • Keyboarding skills and computer applications
  • Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Quickbooks

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS 

Quickbooks, Microsoft Office Specialist for Word Expert, Excel Expert, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Medical offices
  • Business offices
  • Schools and colleges
  • Government offices

 

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF OUR PROGRAM

  • Affordable Divorce Docs., Inc
  • Marion County Board of Commissioners
  • Popeil & Albright Family Practice
  • CEP Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership
  • Munroe Regional Medical Center
  • City of Ocala

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

SMOKIE WEST

Instructor

DBA ABD, MBA, Textbook Author, 8 Years Teaching Experience, Instructor at MTC Since 2015.

STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

  • ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
  • AND/OR INTERVIEW WITH INSTRUCTOR
  • APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID, IF APPLICABLE
  • COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION
  • MEET WITH AN ADMISSIONS ADVISOR
  • FILL OUT YOUR PROGRAM’S SUPPLEMENTAL PACKET, IF APPLICABLE
  • PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE

ADDITIONAL FORMS

N/A

BOOK LIST

Tuition is approximately $4,947, plus books and fees (PDF)

ONLINE COMPONENT

Yes