Course Description:

This program will prepare students to function as administrative assistants and support staff in any office settings. The program is designed to teach the basic features of Microsoft Office 2010 programs to include Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint and to integrate data between the applications, with students gaining extensive hands-on experience throughout.

Using these applications, students will be able to do such tasks as creating  spreadsheets; composing correspondence; and creating presentations, reports, and documents.  Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the following certification exams: Microsoft Office Specialist in Word 2010, Excel 2010, Outlook 2010, Access, and PowerPoint.

Core Programs include:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

Admission Requirements

The applicants must have High school diploma or GED



Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application, typically used to display and manipulate numerical data. Microsoft Excel provides data organization and analysis tools that enables you to sort, extract and generate charts from spreadsheet data.

Microsoft Excel is the most commonly used spreadsheet application. Learning how to use Excel is an investment in both your personal and professional life. Excel makes it easy to monitor financial performance, such as business profit or loss, calculate payments on large purchases, plan a budget, or stay organized with checklists.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is the de facto standard in business for creating documents such as letters, invitations, term papers, flyers, resumes, novels and other documents.

Microsoft Word training at The American Technical Institute will help you develop or improve your Microsoft Word skills so that you are able to make the most of this industry standard application.

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is the world’s most popular application for email, calendars, and contacts. The Outlook desktop application works with both your personal and work email.

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is a database tool for gathering and understanding all of your information such as phone numbers, inventory and even guest lists, providing a convenient way to enter, navigate and report your data.

Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft PowerPoint enables you to create dynamic presentations through the use of text, graphics and animation. Slide presentations created with the software are often displayed on projection screens for business, training or educational presentations.

Why Office Administration?

In a business world dominated by evolving technologies and rapidly changing strategies, business owners large and small depend on office administrators. An administrative professional’s daily activities may include database utilization, company correspondence, mail distribution, presentation preparation, accounts payable/receivable, and much more. At The American Technical Institute, The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers. It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace.

Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics. Emphasis is placed on non-technical as well as technical skills.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions in business, government, and industry. Job classifications range from entry-level to supervisor to middle management.