Overview

The Office Administrative Specialist program provides a solid business communication foundation while also teaching the computer skills that are vital to every office career. 

Office Administrative Specialists perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to help run an organization efficiently. Typically, they use office equipment, such as computers, photocopiers, scanners, and telephone systems. In about two months, students can prepare to be a Certified Microsoft Office Specialist and help run the day-to-day workings of an office, small or large business, government agency, or legal office.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Students must successfully complete the courses within a two-year period.

Online Course Prerequisite:  Basic Computer Skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.

Additional testing required for certification.

CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
1.20 12

Word, Introduction

Learn everything you need to get started creating and editing documents, formatting, proofing, controlling page setup, and more.

Online

ID: CEWDP-593

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$299.00
1.20 12

Word, Intermediate

Enhance your proficiency with Word using tables, styles, templates, section breaks, and columns. Long document features such as table of contents, indexes, and mail merge are also covered in this course.

Online

ID: CEWDP-594

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$299.00
1.20 12

Excel, Introduction

Learn how to create effective and efficient worksheets using formulas, common functions, formatting and printing.

Online

ID: CESDS-602

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$299.00
1.20 12

Excel, Intermediate

Learn specialized functions, like IF, COUNTIF, and DSUM and how to effectively analyze, sort, filter data, create outlines, subtotals, range names, and work with tables. Display data more visually in charts, Pivot tables and charts and work with slicers and templates.

Online

ID: CESDS-610

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$299.00
0.60 6

Organizing Computer Files

Do you have trouble organizing digital photos, documents, and downloads on your computer? Learn to use file management in the Windows environment. The topics include creating and working with folders, finding files, cut, copy, paste, and more.

Online

ID: CEBEG-534

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$199.00
1.20 12

Outlook, Introduction

Make the most of your email communications. Learn to work with contacts and distribution lists. Find out how Outlook tasks can help with organization, and use the Outlook calendar to keep up with your busy schedule.

Online

ID: CESCH-708

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$299.00
1.20 12

Computer Typing for Everyone

If you use a computer, typing is an invaluable skill that can open doors and enhance your career opportunities. This class will help you get started.

Online

ID: CEBEG-519

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$299.00
0.60 6

Becoming a Customer Service Star

Don't just talk about providing exceptional customer service - make it happen. Becoming a Customer Service Star will help you develop a service mindset and gain skills to boost your service performance. Examine your own customer service attitudes and relationships, both internally and externally, and explore opportunities for improvement.

Online

ID: CECUS-523

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$249.00
0.60 6

Business Grammar

Prevent embarrassing errors and increase your writing success with this intensive one-day program. Gain important tips on correct use of the English language and grammar rules.

Classroom

ID: CEWCS-500

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$249.00
0.60 6

Business Letter Writing

Learn to write business letters that get results. This course will help you write clear, concise, and well-organized letters that present a positive, professional image of you and your organization.

Classroom

ID: CEWCS-501

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$249.00
0.30 3

Enhancing Your Professionalism

Building and maintaining a professional image is key to your success. Learn how to build self-confidence, present yourself professionally, and communicate more effectively. Take away the top traits of true professionalism.

Online

ID: CECDS-564

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$125.00
0.60 6

Office Productivity Lab

Demonstrate your knowledge of office applications by creating documents and spreadsheets using the skills acquired in the program. To receive an Office Administrative Specialist Certificate, you must successfully complete this course. Prerequisites: Word (Introduction and Intermediate), Excel (Introduction and Intermediate), Organizing Computer Files, Outlook (Introduction), Computer Typing for Everyone and Becoming a Customer Service Star).

Online

ID: CEMSO-516

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$199.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$3,064.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Administrative Assistant

An Administrative Assistant is responsible for a variety of clerical and administrative tasks including answering telephones, arranging for meetings and travel, and managing schedules are some common examples of administrative assistant duties and responsibilities.

Average Annual Salary

$35,631

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Business Corporations
  • Hospitals
  • Educational Institutions

Careers

Executive Assistant

An executive assistant assists a high-level manager or professional with correspondence, appointments, and administrative tasks. Executive assistants are often trusted to handle confidential and sensitive issues across the business.

Average Annual Salary

$50,338

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Business Corporations
  • Hospitals
  • Educational Institutions

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Office Administrative Specialists work in a variety of industries with a wide range of duties. Those duties may include word processing, data entry, and the creation of spreadsheets and presentations.

Obtain Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)Certification

The MOS certification is for those looking to demonstrate proficiency in using one or more Microsoft Office programs and in deploying Microsoft Office cloud and hybrid solutions. Differentiate yourself with this competency as a proven expert in Office skills.