Administrative Office Specialist B070330 (Full-Time)
|August 20, 2013||
MTWRF (8 am - 2 pm)
12 Months (1050 Clock Hours)
Monday-Friday / 8 am-2 pm
Basic Skill Levels:
TABE Test Scores: 10th Grade Reading, Math and Language
(In lieu of the TABE test, degreed applicants may submit proof of a U.S. college degree from a regionally accredited institution and complete the Application for Admission. Please click here to view a list of approved regional accrediting agencies.)
PLEASE NOTE: A history of financial credit and misdemeanor/felony convictions may be used to determine your ability to gain employment in this field. We encourage you to consider your personal history when making appropriate career choices.
The Administrative Office Specialist program focuses on personal computers and business software applications. It provides knowledge and computer skills with hands-on instruction in both personal computers and business software applications. A variety of software applications such as Windows, Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Data Entry, Windows XP, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator are included.
This program is designed to help people develop broad, transferable skills and stresses proficiency with business office software and hardware, communications and math skills, and the ability to successfully develop ofice procedures and technical skills in diverse office environments.
Book and Supply Information
The following books and supplies are required for this program. All items listed on the fee sheet (see link below) are available at the Erwin Technical Center Bookstore. The ISBN number is located after each textbook. For the most current fee sheet, please contact the Student Services Office, Financial Aid Office or our Bookstore.
Textbooks may also be purchased off-campus and online using the ISBN numbers.
Administrative Assistant Books and Supplies for August 2012 Class
Administrative Assistant Books and Supplies for April 2012 Class
Administrative Assistant graduates career opportunities include: Receptionists and Information Clerks, Secretaries, Office and Administrative Support Workers, and General Office Clerks, File Clerks, Word Processors and Typists, and Data Entry Keyers.
Salaries for graduates range from $9.29- $14.86 per hour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will this program qualify me for a job in customer service?
Yes, students may qualify for jobs such as Customer Service Representative. Written and verbal skills are emphasized in the program and are necessary in this field.
What career advancements might this training lead to?
This depends on the job opportunity. Graduates could start at an entry level position, such as Help Desk or Office Assistant and then become an Administrative Office Specialist.
Are online classes available?
No, however, students are able to work on and off campus with internet access.
What are the job opportunities in the local area?
There are many businesses that have computers - from small businesses to large corporations. Employers need people with the advanced skills delivered in the Administrative Office Specialist program. Positions can be found in service organizations, banking, medical/health settings, insurance companies, entertainment and leisure providers, automotive dealerships, and governmental agencies. Also, there are many temporary staffing agencies seeking candidates with administrative assistant skills.
Where have graduates found employment?
Courtesy Chrysler Jeep and Dodge, Swenson Construction, University Pain Management, American Children's Society, Advanced Hand and Plastic Surgery, GC Services, Pediatric Surgery Center, Hillsborough County School Board, Johnson Controls, HSN, P&B Capital Group LLC.
Is job placement available upon graduation?
Advisory committee representatives and teachers provide students with guidance and recommendations.
How can I learn more about this career field?
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