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School of Applied Technology

Administrative Office Specialist (KAO2)

Certificate of Achievement 
355 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 computer concepts, Windows, word processing, business writing & grammar, spreadsheets, and customer service.

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit 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: $791.65
  • Student Fees: $53.25
  • Books/Supplies: $687.45

Total Estimated Cost: $1,572.35
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid


Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 10-weeks each, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 16 hours per week on coursework and will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.


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

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0
  • Total Language: 10.0
  • Keyboarding speed of 30 CWPM (correct words per minute) on a 5 minute timing
  • 10 Key speed of 5,000 sph (strokes per hour) on a 5-minute timing with 98% accuracy

Need a little help with keyboarding or 10 key? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Administrative Office Specialist


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

Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville/Redwood Campus
4600 So. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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 computers and software applications required to obtain employment in the office environment

1, 7

Training and skills in business writing and customer service

1, 2

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


Required Courses: (355

 Clock Hours)



Clock Hours



KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts



KAOS 0251

Customer Service



KAOS 0246

Business Communications



KAOS 0189

Word Processing



KAOS 0191




KWRK 0515

Job Seeking Skills



Salt Lake Community College

4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-957-SLCC (7522)

Student Services hours: M-Th: 7 am - 7 pm; Fr 7 am - 4:30 pm
Enrollment Info: 801-957-4073

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