“Employment of receptionists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations.”


Train to work as an Administrative Specialist at CALC, Institute of Technology. In almost every sector of business and industry, there is a need for a skilled administrative assistant. Administrative Specialists focus on a variety of tasks and procedures necessary to run smooth and effective daily operations.

At CALC, our Administrative Specialist program focuses on the development of both professional and technical proficiencies. It provides useful tools, such as efficient time management techniques, effective problem solving skills, positive communication procedures and valuable decision making strategies that are essential in the administrative assistant profession. In addition, the courses of study are designed to enhance your career with up-to-date computer training to prepare you for a new career as an office professional as well as prepare you for industry certifications underwritten by Microsoft® to be a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). You will have the opportunity to become certified in Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel, Microsoft® PowerPoint and Microsoft® Access.

Overall, you’ll gain the practical skills you need to enter the fast-paced world and you’ll graduate ready to apply what you’ve learned toward a fulfilling career! Contact our Admissions Office for more information about class times and the admissions process.

Available at the following Campus Locations

Administrative Specialist – Course Outline


  • Practical PC
  • Word Basic
  • Word Intermediate
  • Word Advance
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Excel Basic
  • Excel Intermediate
  • Excel Advance
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Administrative Assistant Skills
  • Keyboarding
  • PowerPoint Basic
  • PowerPoint Advance
  • Time Management
  • Access Basic
  • Access Intermediate
  • Access Advance
  • Outlook Basic
  • Career Development
  • Business Decision Making Strategies
  • Fundamentals Accounting Concepts
  • QuickBooks

Administrative Specialist Program Book List