The purpose of the Administrative Office Specialist program is to prepare a student for employment in general office environments. Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully completing the course, as well as earning an additional credential in Quickbooks and their Microsoft Office Specialist certificate, which includes Word Exper, Excel Expert, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook credentials.  

HOURS

1,050, approximately one year (42 weeks)

COST

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

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

LOCATION

MTC Main Campus

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