School of Applied Technology

Administrative Office Specialist (KAO2)

Certificate of Proficiency
665 Hours

The Administrative Office Specialist Program enables students to develop entry-level skills in the computer/office occupations area. The most up-to-date tools necessary for securing and maintaining employment are emphasized throughout the program. Emphasis is placed on keyboarding skill building, ten-key calculator skills, computer concepts, Windows, Internet, and e-mail. Further emphasis is placed on computer applications including spreadsheets, word processing, and presentations. Students learn business communication skills, business office procedures, customer service, and life skills training. Students may also elect to take program electives including database applications, accounting, QuickBooks, advanced Word Processing, and medical terminology.

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 43-9061.00 General Office Clerk
  • 43-6014.00 Secretaries

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $1,270.15
  • Student Fees: $99.75
  • Lab Fees: $72.00 for computer lab
  • Books: $460.00

Total Estimated Cost: $1,941.90
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA, PELL

Requirements

Prospective students must have been assessed (TABE) within 90 days prior to enrollment

  • Vocabulary: 8.0
  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0
  • Total Language: 10.0

Available Class Schedules

Highland Center

3760 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

South City Campus

1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Required Courses: (665 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KAOS 0135

Comp Keyboarding

120

A

 

KAOS 0155

Intermediate Ten-Key

 50

A

 

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

 30

A

 

KAOS 0195

Comp Word Processing

 80

A

 

KAOS 0245

Comp Business Comm

 90

A

 

KAOS 0260

Presentations

 30

A

 

KACT 0125

Comp. Spreadsheets

 80

A

 

KAOS 0250

Customer Serv. Life Skills

 60

A

 

KACT 0170

Records Management

 30

A

 

KACT 0185

Basic QuickBooks

 40

A

 

KAOS 0270

Database

 40

A

 

KWRK 0515

Job-Seeking Skills

 15

A

 


Other

Students need a USB Flash Drive for the first day of class.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Training and skills in computer software applications required to obtain employment

1, 7

Training and skills in office applications and equipment necessary to succeed in the workplace

1

Training and skills in written, oral, customer service and interpersonal communication

1, 2

Training and skills in job seeking, preparation, and interviewing required to be hired and succeed in the workplace

1

Entry level skills in office etiquette and professionalism

1, 6

Department Contact Info

South City Campus

Highland Campus

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354

Academic Advisors

Liliana Rodriguez, SCC
801-957-3469

Hector Cando, HLDC
801-957-3112

Program Faculty

Professors
Jeanne Noble
Dee Ann Jensen

Associate Professors
Sally Williams
Vonadean McFarland
Karl Jorgensen

Assistant Professors
Diego Pardo