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School of Technical & Professional Specialties

Administrative Office Specialist (KAO2)


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.

Certificate of Achievement: 355 Hours

Occupations in this area.

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

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

Contact Us

For information about this program, please contact us at or 801-957-3354

  • To contact an academic advisor, career advisor or faculty member, please see the appropriate tab on the left.

Required Courses: (355 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Course KAOS 0251
Title Customer Service
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KAOS 0246
Title Business Communications
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Course KAOS 0189
Title Word Processing
Clock Hours 80
Semester A
Course KAOS 0191
Title Spreadsheets
Clock Hours 80
Semester A
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $820.05
  • Student Fees: $53.25
  • Books/Supplies: $678.49

Total Estimated Cost: $1,591.79 (subject to change without notice)

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.

Financial Aid



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

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0
  • 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

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 to 24 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.

Additional Program Notes

Students can submit requests for prior education and/or work experience for program substitutions and/or waivers. All requests must have official support documentation, transcripts, industry certifications and or work records required. Student should make this request if possible before start of program.


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