3430 | Administrative Office Specialist – OC

The Administrative Office Specialist Occupational Certificate (OC) program prepares you for an office occupation such as typist, payroll clerk, accounts payable/accounts receivable clerk, word processor, receptionist, file clerk, general office clerk, secretary, and administrative assistant. Course content includes, but is not limited to, accounting (elective), payroll, business English, business communications, keyboarding, introduction to business trends, office equipment, transcription, fundamental basic office procedures, introduction to computers, work relations, and interpersonal skills. If you receive your administrative assistant occupational certificate, you may receive some credits toward a College Credit Certificate (Office Management, #3050). Consult your instructor.

Class Meetings: Classes meet Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Length: 1050 contact hours/ 35 occupational credits


Fall Term
 OTA 0101Occupational Introductory Keyboarding 48
 OTA 0101LOccupational Introductory Keyboarding Lab 48
 OTA 0311Occupational Business English 48
 OTA 0311LOccupational Business English Lab 48
*OTA 0501Occupational Business Math using Spreadsheets 48
 OTA 0501LOccupational Business Math using Spreadsheets Lab 48
 OTA 0402Occupational Office Equipment and Procedures 48
 OTA 0402LOccupational Office Equipment and Procedures Lab 48
 OTA 0490Occupational Personal Business Skills 48
 OTA 0490LOccupational Personal Business Skills Lab 48
Spring Term
*OTA 0322Occupational Business Communication 48
 OTA 0322LOccupational Business Communication Lab 48
 OCA 0301Occupational Word Processing MS Word 48
 OTA 0301LOccupational Word Processing MS Word Lab 48
 CTS 0061Occupational Introduction to Digital Design Techniques 48
 CTS 0061LOccupational Introduction to Digital Design Techniques Lab 48
 OTA 0595Occupational Introduction to Business 48
 OTA 0595LOccupational Introduction to Business Lab 48
  Office Elective w/Lab 96
First Summer Flex Session
 OTA 0422LOffice Practices Lab 42
*OTA 0943Occupational Office Internship/Externship 48

*Check the course descriptions for prerequisites.
  • If you enter the Administrative Office Specialist Occupational Certificate Program in spring or summer term, you will have limited course selection and may require more than one year to complete.
 Office Electives:  
 OTA 0105Occupational Intermediate Keyboarding 48
 ACO 0011Occupational Financial Accounting I 48
 ACO 0805Occupational Payroll Accounting 48