Administrative Office Specialist

Department of Business, Management, and Administration


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.


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1,050, approximately one year (27 weeks)

Tuition is approximately $4,035 (plus books and fees) PDF

Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

MTC Main Campus

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

Program Highlights

Starting Salaries

Vary, ranging from:

$31,671 to $51,479*

*Based on local industry information.


  • 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

What You Will Learn

Administrative Office Specialist Master Plan of Instruction

  • 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
  • Outlook

Employment Opportunities

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







Business Advisors

  • Anita Kinsler | City of Ocala
  • Robyne Fraize | Marion County BCC
  • Elizabeth Lucas | MCPS

Steps To Enrollment

  • Step 1

    Complete & Submit Online Application.

  • Step 2

    Submit paperwork to Student Services at the MTC campus. Provide copies of two officially recognized proofs of residency, copies of Driver’s License, and the Supplemental Program Packet. Pay $20.00 non-refundable application fee. (Application Completed)

    SUPPLEMENTAL PACKETS VARY – Attending an Information Session may be required for acceptance into the program.

  • Step 3

    Financial Aid application –
    Complete FAFSA application and provide a Student Aid Report (SAR). MTC school code: 031039

  • Step 4

    You will be notified by program department of acceptance. You will be notified by Financial Aid of estimated funds available. (Registered)

  • Step 5

    Pay fee and/or sign enrollment document to complete enrollment process in Student Fees.
    Seat in scheduled program is confirmed after Student Fees is completed. (Enrolled)