Administrative Office Professional

Administration Office Professional logoProgram Description:

Office management opportunities are abundant in the state. Graduates from this program will be able to find an exciting job in this high-demand field with their acquired skills.







Students enrolling in the Administrative Office Professional program will learn:

  • Office management
  • Professionalism
  • Office practices and procedures
  • Information processing
  • Customer service
  • Management skills
  • Basic bookkeeping
  • Marketing strategies
  • Leadership development
  • Teamwork
  • Soft skills
  • Effective business communications
  • Time management
  • Project organization
  • Entrepreneurship

Program Benefits:

  • 3 High School credits
  • May qualify for math, history, health/PE, science, or language arts credits.  Because these credits differ by home district, click on credit equivalencies to learn what is specifically offered for this program by your sending high school.
  • Competency Certificate
  • Internship opportunity (6 weeks)
  • Entry level job skills
  • Preparation for next level of education/training
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Successful completion of the program, with a grade of “B” or higher, may result in 21 college credits
  • Have a portfolio that includes resume’ and references

Industry Certification:

  • Potential Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
  • Precision exam certificate in 21st Century Skills among a variety of other program specific subjects.


Administrative Office Professional I

  • Reading and writing proficiency at 10th grade level
  • Must know proper finger placement on keyboard
  • Entry level keyboarding or micro-computers class with “C” or better
  • Excellent high school attendance record
  • Must provide own transportation to internship site
  • Must provide own health insurance to participate in internships

Administrative Office Professional II

  • Must pass 1st year program with a B grade or better to qualify for 2nd year; limited space available
  • Excellent high school attendance record
  • Must provide own transportation to training site
  • Must provide own health insurance to participate in internships


  • Ability to pass background check (dependent on intern site choice)
  • Basic knowledge of keyboarding and Microsoft applications recommended
  • Strong skills in reading, writing, and English composition highly recommended

Note:  Upon acceptance into the program, student and parent/guardian are encouraged to participate in the orientation at Cascadia Technical Academy. 

Lab Time/Theory Time:

Approximately 50-60 percent of class time will be devoted to lab and 40-50 percent to class instruction.


Homework is dependent on student’s study choice. Lab time is available for assignments, most of which use computer.

Textbook Reading Level:

Theory material 12.0

Career Opportunities:

  • Medical offices, clinics and hospitals, patient services, medical assistants
  • Veterinarian front office staff, vet tech
  • Legal firms, paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries
  • Medical insurance office or medical labs
  • Chiropractor and optometrist offices
  • Pharmacies or pharmaceutical offices, pharmacy tech
  • Real estate and insurance offices
  • Court, police and probation departments-support personnel
  • Corporations/general office
  • Legal/medical receptionist
  • Legal/medical clerk

Program Supply List / Student Costs:

Please plan ahead. Some programs require that uniforms, supplies, and other program specific related items (such as immunizations, food service card, etc.) be purchased, started or completed prior to the first day of school. To access the list for this program’s uniform, supply and other program related costs please click here.

Credit Equivalencies and College Credit:
Click here to learn more about credit equivalencies as well as the articulation agreements and college credits available for each program.

Note: Student accident insurance is available through your sending high school.

If you have concerns regarding these expenses, please see Melissa Downing in our Student Service Center. There are funds available for qualifying students. Ms. Downing can be reached at 360-604-1050 ext. 2150 or at