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, and legal and medical offices.

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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 and Publisher. Other topics include Electronic Communications, and Transcription, Office Procedures, 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) and Quickbook certifications.

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:

  • Possess good interpersonal skills
  • Develop the ability to work independently
  • Develop good organizational skills
  • Read and write at or near grade level

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.

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. Review the college credit opportunities for the Administrative Office program.

Students enrolled in this program may also choose to become a “dual enrolled” student by registering with Penn Highlands Community College and receive 9 college credits while completing this program.

POSSIBLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

  • Microsoft Office Specialist – Access
  • Microsoft Office Specialist – Excel
  • Microsoft Office Specialist – PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office Specialist – Word

Katrina Gentsch

Administrative Office Specialist Teacher
814-505-1228
4th Floor