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Administrative Office Specialist

Administrative Office Specialist


PA Dept of Education | CIP Code 52.0401

As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved. The objective of the Administrative Office Specialist program is to prepare students to work in an office environment. The program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in commonly used office computer software applications as well as office management skills.

Software programs taught include Microsoft Office Applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and Electronic Communications. Other topics include Office Skills, Office Management, Accounting and Business Math. Students can maximize their employment and post-secondary opportunities by earning Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications.

Career opportunities for office professionals exist in almost every type of business or industry. Students completing the program may be employed as administrative assistants in schools, hospitals, corporations, government agencies, legal and medical offices.

Students enrolling in this program are expected to:

1. Possess good interpersonal skills
2. Develop the ability to work independently
3. Develop good organizational skills
4. Read and write at or near grade level

Occupational Profile: For information on this occupation's description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state and national wages, and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor's site for this career field at:

Katrina Gentsch 814.505.1228

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