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2019 blue ribbon school
Atlantic Technical College
atlantic technical college student administrative office specialist

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Step 1 Attend a Program Orientation

Step 2  Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria

  • See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
  • Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
  • Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.

Step 3  Meet with your counselor/advisor

  • Receive test results
  • Discuss technical or academic program placement
  • Special needs
  • Financial aid
  • Registration procedures

Step 4  Registration and Enrollment

Administrative Office Specialist

Program Length:
     1050 hours (approximately 10 months – full time)

Delivery Method:
     Traditional – 100% classroom based
     Distance – 50% or more instructional hours via distance education (online).

Days & Times:
        Monday – Friday     7:05 a.m. –  1:50 p.m. (full time)
        Monday – Friday     7:05 a.m. –  10:05 a.m. (part time)

     Distance (full-time or part-time, with required on-campus labs and finals):
        Distance – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
        Lab – Thursday     6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Course Content:
Students will be prepared for employment as an Administrative Assistant, Administrative Specialist, Front Desk Specialist, and Information Technology Assistant. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of the administrative assistant. The content includes the use of technology to develop communication skills, higher-level thinking skills, and decision making skills; the performance of office procedures tasks; the production of quality work in an efficient manner using advanced features of business software applications; administrative/financial functions; production of desktop publishing quality documents; exploration of new technologies; research of job opportunities; and the production of high quality employment portfolios and job-seeking documents.

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform office procedures and tasks, computer applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, and manual and computerized accounting activities using QuickBooks, Excel, and various other software packages.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • Accounting Theory
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Literacy
  • Digital Publishing
  • Document Processing
  • Employability Skills and Portfolio
  • Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy Development
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Supervisory Procedures

Industry Certification & State Credential Exams
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an AS/AAS Degree by Broward College or select schools in the the Florida College System. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.

To get started in the Administrative Office Specialist program, sign up for a program orientation! Contact doris.gonzalez@browardschools.com

Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:

  • Demand for Administrative Assistants is expected to grow 3%* between 2014 and 2024
  • Entry level wages are about $11/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The Florida Department of
Economic Opportunity