Administrative Office Specialist
(Courses 7060-7070) Pennsylvania Department of Education CIP Code 52.0401
Students 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
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices,the role of the office professional has greatly evolved.
The Administrative Office Specialist program prepares 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, and Transcription. Other topics include Office Skills, Professionalism and Filing, Office Management, Accounting, and Business Math. GACTC is a registered Microsoft testing center, and 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.
For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field click here.
Opportunities for college credit
GACTC graduates can get a jump start on post-secondary education by taking advantage of the various articulation and/or dual enrollment opportunities. Click here to review the college credit opportunities for the Administrative Office Specialist program.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Katrina Gentsch
Instructor of AOS/MOS