Administrative Office Technology


Our Administrative Office Technology program is a technical curriculum designed to prepare you for entry-level training in administrative office procedures, integrated computer applications, business financial systems, communication, and related technologies.

We incorporate hands-on, in-depth training with software packages to prepare you for administrative support careers in today’s modern offices. You will study computers, office systems, and procedures. We emphasize communication, organization, interpersonal relations, and critical thinking skills to prepare you for today’s fast-paced business world. Word processors, administrative assistants, data entry clerks, file clerks, and receptionists are just a few of the many careers we prepare you for.

Our program is ideal for you if you’re already in the administrative field and are looking to advance your career with additional knowledge and skills, or looking to enter the workplace with a solidified knowledge base in place. This includes occupational skills training (listed below).

Occupational Skills Training
  • Comprehensive coverage and integration of basic business skills
  • Develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills for today’s business world
  • Establish a foundation in business procedures and ethics
  • Generate a variety of business documents such as flyers, newsletters, bulletins, proposals, reports, business cards, greeting cards, brochures, and forms
  • Demonstrate skills using a variety of software applications
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    Important Program Information

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • Career Certificate
    • Technical Certificate
    Sample Curriculum
    Course Hours
    Microsoft Word I 3
    Introduction to Microsoft Office 3
    Applied Business Mathematics 3
    Business Accounting 3
    Introduction to Business Management or Approved Elective 3
    Social Media Management & Marketing 3
    Communication Essentials 3
    Microsoft Excel I 3
    Career Readiness 3
    QuickBooks™ 3
    Total Hours 30
    Course Hours
    Keyboard Skillbuilding 2
    Microsoft Word II 3
    Microsoft Excel II 3
    Microsoft Access 3
    Entrepreneurial Problem Solving or Approved Elective 3
    Total Hours (includes career certificate course hours) 45
    Course Hours
    Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
    Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
    Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
    Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
    Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 60–62

    Requirements for Graduation

    The Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded upon successful completion of 66 semester credit hours of course work and OPAC certification testing.


    Ginny McCarty

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