Office Support Specialist
Why choose Office Support Specialist?
- Learn to perform clerical and support work with the skill and flexibility required in today’s offices.
- Engage in challenging hands-on experiences using word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, presentation, and electronic mail software.
- Keep going to get your associate degree in the Administrative Professional program.
- This program can be completed entirely online.
Online (anytime, anywhere)
Full-Time or Part-Time
Length of Program: One Year
Start Dates: Fall or Spring
Start at any time or location by taking general education courses
What You'll Learn
Mid-State’s Office Support Specialist program develops students into key members of an office team. The program emphasizes document preparation and the effective use of personal interactions and ever-changing technology to support your role as the central communications link in an office.
Through a variety of activities, you will learn to handle multiple projects and deadlines, manage time, solve problems, and be helpful in nature—all skills in high demand by employers.
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.
- Tuition & Fees: $5,036.40
- Books: $1,355.35
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $329.99
- Total Estimated Cost: $6,721.74
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid
This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.
|10106106||Quality Customer Service||3|
|10809172||Introduction to Diversity Studies||3|
|Term Total||15 Credits|
|10106172||Digital Communication Technology||3|
|10106150||Administrative Office Procedures||3|
|10106158||Proofreading & Editing||2|
|10106140||Business Information Management||3|
|Term Total||17 Credits|
|Program Total||32 Credits|
SHARON BEHRENS, AAS, BA, MBA, MEd
Sharon earned an MEd from National-Louis University and an MBA from Walden University. She has many years of office experience to share and a passion for technology. She keeps her skills current as an active member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Sharon also attends conferences and authors and edits software textbooks and other instructional materials for leading publishing companies. She also serves as club advisor to the Mid-State chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA).
“I enjoy getting to know my students and find it invigorating to see their skills and confidence evolve through the many hands-on opportunities available.”
- Administrative Assistant
- Office Assistant
- Customer Service Representative
- Office Support Specialist
- Program Assistant
High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.
Take the Next Step
"Mid-State’s Office Support Specialist program taught me to have confidence in my capabilities. One month after graduation I accepted my first professional job in the banking industry."
Choose Your Path
Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.
Transfer • Dual Credit • Credit for Prior Learning