Administrative Office Specialist | Adult & Career Technical Education
Select Page

Administrative Office Specialist

Administrative Assistant Course - Administrative Office Specialist

As technology use continues to increase, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved.


Many secretaries and administrative assistants now provide training and orientation for new staff, conduct research on the Internet, and operate and troubleshoot new office technologies. Secretaries and administrative assistants are responsible for a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. They serve as an information manager for the office, schedule meetings, and appointments, organize and maintain paper and electric files, manage projects, conduct research, and provide information via the telephone, postal mail, and e-mail.

Employment Opportunities:

Specific job duties vary with experience and titles. Executive secretaries and administrative assistants, for example, perform fewer clerical tasks than other secretaries. Some secretaries and administrative assistants, such as legal and medical secretaries, perform highly specialized work requiring knowledge of technical terminology and procedures.

Career Opportunities:

  • Administrative Office Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Medical Secretary

Employment Outlook:

Employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to decline 5% from 2016 to 2026. Most job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $18.21 hourly or $37,870 annually.

Completion Requirements:

This entire program is 1050 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program.  Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AInformation Technology Assistant150 Hours
OCP BFront Desk Specialist300 Hours
OCP CAssistant Digital Production Designer150 Hours
OCP DAdministrative Office Specialist450 Hours
Total Hours: 1050

Location & Course’s Schedule:

This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge in Microsoft Office, electronic communications, and the production of high-quality portfolios/documents. Administrative Assistant is available at the following school (s):

North Miami Adult Education CenterMonday - Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

North Miami Adult Education Center
(305) 981-6774
Michelle Gilles
Yverose Midy-Placide
Ext. 2196
Ext. 2266



Business Administration