Office Administration through the Ivy Institute


The Office Administration Institute will prepare you to start in a variety of fields, including Administrative Assistants, First Line Managers, and Software Application Specialists. You will learn word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics and other communication technologies giving you the skills to move to the top of an organization's must-hire list. The program is technology focused, with math, reading, and writing exercises embedded in class projects.  Through this training you can earn five Microsoft Office Certifications. This Institute will run for four, eight-week terms for a total of 32 weeks of instruction.  Classes will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00-2:30. 


Through the Ivy Institute, students will enroll in four 8-week sessions in which they can earn the following certifications:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist - PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Word
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Outlook
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Excel
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Access


Upon successful completion of the Office Administration Institute, students will earn a Technical Certificate in Office Administration, the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification and up to five Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to Ivy Tech Community College and earning a Technical Certificate (TC) offered through the Ivy Institute of Technology, click here to complete an application.  Once you are admitted to Ivy Tech, you’ll receive an acceptance letter detailing your enrollment steps, which include:

   1. Orientation
   2. Assessment
   3. Advising

If you have questions about the Ivy Institute, please contact the Program Chair listed below.


The Ivy Institute Office Administration program is offered at the following campus. If you have questions, click on the campus below for contact information.

Wabash Valley region (Terre Haute campus)
For more information about the Office Institute on the Terre Haute campus, please contact the Program Chair:

Brandee A. Coltharp
812-299-1121 ext. 2436


Pam Passen

8000 S Education Dr.
Terre Haute, IN 47802