This program is designed to provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers as an Information Technology Assistant, Front Desk Specialist, Administrative Support, and Legal Administrative Specialist in the Business Management and Administration career cluster. The program provides students with a basic overview of current business trends, and legal structures and terminology. Emphasis is placed on developing fundamental computer skills, earning industry certifications and developing soft skills. The intention of this program is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in a business, legal or academic setting.

     Every student will participate in lessons to reinforce skills needed for the FCAT, SAT, ACT, and Common Core State Standards for college and work readiness. This program will help students refine their reading, writing and proofreading skills, develop research skills, customer service, contract and document creation, learn about ethics, employability skills and how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, the Internet, and other software.


    This program will use a combination of discussions facilitated by the instructor and guest speakers, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Hands-on activities will involve both individual and team activities. Students will be expected to conduct research, complete in-class assignments, participate in group projects and study for quizzes and tests. Additional materials to study for the Microsoft Office Specialist, QuickBooks and Legal Professional exam will be provided. Students need to plan adequate study time to successfully pass the industry certification exams. Students will participate in self-assessment and reflection activities. Technology will be employed in researching, editing and publishing writing and crafting multimedia presentations. Students will be evaluated through unit tests, in-class assignments, and by demonstrating various skills required by an administrative specialist.


    *Students are highly encouraged to study and sit for the Microsoft Office exams. The exams may be taken at the MTI Vue Test Center, on our campus. Cost of exam is included in the course.


    Students will have the opportunity to develop the following skills:

    * Workplace Skills through Skills USA participation

    * Interviewing skills through mock job interviews

    * Industry Skills through earning Microsoft certification

    * Workplace Soft Skills

    Students who meet the above standards with exemplary effort and achievement may also participate in, or be recommended for:

    * National Association for Legal Professionals certification

    * Job shadowing or internship opportunities

    * Extra-curricular volunteer opportunities

    * Professional business organization meetings

    * High school recruiting and speaking at other Marion County schools

    * College course credits


    Each assignment, class activity, workplace skills, professional ethics, class participation, attendance, and quizzes will be assigned a point total. Grades will be based on the percentage weight of each category. Total points for the course will be based on number of assignments, activities, quizzes, etc that are provided throughout the semester.


    • In-Class Assignments = 30%
    • Workplace Skills = 40%
    • Quizzes = 20%
    • Participation = 10%

    A = 90-100% Exceeds Expectations

    B = 80-89% Meets Expectations

    C = 70-79% Passing Grade

    D = 60-69% Passing Grade

    F = below 60% Failing


    * Folder

    * Pencil or pen

    * MTI T-Shirt

    * SKILLSUSA membership

    * Ear buds or Headphones