Office Administration

Office Administration

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in the finance and business field and good with computers? Do you enjoy talking to people and have strong listening skills? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Office Administration training program. 

On the job you will ... 

  • Manage databases, records and documents 
  • Schedule meetings and send communications via e-mail 
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and faxes   
  • Prepare memos, invoices or reports  
  • Communicate with team member or clients over the phone, via e-mail or in person 


Some of the career options you will have ... 

Most Office Administration graduates go to work full time in both large and small offices. Although secretaries and administrative assistants work in nearly every industry, many are concentrated in schools, hospitals, government agencies, and legal and medical offices. 

The credentials you will earn ... 

In the Office Administration training program, you will earn industry-recognized credentials from organizations.  

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 


What you’ll need to start training ... 

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
  • Compliance with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check, and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Marnisha Mintlow
Marnisha Mintlow is the Senior Office Administration instructor at Los Angeles Job Corps Center. Throughout her teaching career, she has focused on teaching math, special education and software applications to students of all ages, and she holds her MBA. Marnisha enjoys teaching because she can touch the lives of many by sharing information that students will use for a lifetime. 
Dr. Latrice Gardner
Dr. Latrice Gardner began her teaching career in Chicago, Ill., after earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, and master’s and doctoral degrees in education. She currently works at Los Angeles Job Corps Center as the Office Fundamentals instructor. Latrice loves all aspects of teaching and learning, and wants the very best for all her students.
Kavoos Farnoosh
Kavoos Farnoosh is an Office Administrator instructor at Los Angeles Job Corps Center. He has taught information technology, mathematics and management courses at various colleges for over 20 years and has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and a master’s degree in management information systems. Kavoos is trilingual, speaking Hebrew and Farsi, and enjoys the diversity of Job Corps.
Kwok Louie
Kwok Louie has been an educator since 1986. While enrolled as a student in high school, Kwok began an entry-level training position working in computer technology. His career has always revolved around computers, from teaching computer classes to working as a financial analyst, to computer repair and networking. Kwok started working part time for Los Angeles Job Corps as a computer technician in 2014 and is currently an Office Administration instructor.