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Administrative Office Technology

The Administrative Office Technology Department offers students the opportunity to learn skills needed to enter the workforce as highly skilled office workers. Courses in this department prepare students for office work in business and industry including medical and legal offices. Graduates find jobs as administrative assistants, word processing specialists, and legal assistants.

Students may earn an associate degree in Administrative Office Technology, an associate degree in Administrative Office Technology with a specialization in Paralegal, or a certificate in Data Entry, Legal Office Assistant, Medical Office, and Office Applications.

Students use current software and technology as they develop competencies in word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software, and administrative procedures. Students also have the opportunity to develop decision-making, research, and public relations skills. This combination of skills prepares the student to be successful in today’s office environment.

Program Options

AAS Degree - Administrative Office Technology

The Associate in Applied Science major in Administrative Office Technology is the most comprehensive program of study for those interested in general administrative career fields. Graduates are prepared to work in state of-the-art offices in roles including administrative assistant, executive secretary, office manager, and others.

Complete ECO-101 or ECO-210
Complete ENG-155 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ENG-156 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete HSS-205
Complete MAT-155
Complete AOT-110 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-165 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-167 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-143 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-267 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete COL-101
Complete IST-225 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-106 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-121 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-133 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-134 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-250 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-251 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-254 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-265 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ACC-111 (Minimum Grade C)
COMPLETE 3 CREDIT HOURS FROM THIS GROUP AHS-102 AOT-135 AOT-213 AOT-252 BUS-101 BUS-121 BUS-123 CPT-101 CPT-170 CWE-111 CWE-121 CWE-122 CWE-123 CWE-131 CWE-132 CWE-211 MGT-101 MGT-110 SPA-101

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Administrative Office Technology.

To receive a degree or certificate, students must complete the required minimum credit hours with a minimum of a “C” average.

Accreditation

The Associate in Administrative Office Technology program is accredited by ACBSP, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

Software Used in AOT Courses

  • AOT 101 – Word, Gregg Keyboarding Software
  • AOT 105 – Word, Gregg Keyboarding Software
  • AOT 106 – Word, Gregg Keyboarding Software
  • AOT 110 – Word, Gregg Keyboarding Software
  • AOT 121 – Word, Express Scribe
  • AOT 134 – Word
  • AOT 135 – 10-Key Touch Key
  • AOT 165 – Word
  • AOT 167 – Word
  • AOT 213 – Word
  • AOT 250 – Excel, Access
  • AOT 254 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook
  • AOT 265 – PowerPoint, Publisher, Expression Web
  • AOT 267 – Excel, Access
  • HIM 102 – Medisoft 16
  • HIM 130 – Medisoft 16
  • HIM 266 – SpringCharts

Useful Links

Program Standards for Administrative Office Technology (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

Data-Entry

The Data Entry Certificate program provides students with knowledge of widely used information processing and data entry applications.

Complete AOT-105 (Minimum grade C)
Complete AOT-110 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-133 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-135 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-165 (Minimum grade C)
Complete AOT-167 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-250 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-267 (Minimum grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Administrative Office Technology.

Legal Office Assistant

The Legal Office Assistant Certificate program provides students with skills needed to be successful in a law office or within the legal system. Emphasis is placed on technology and applications common in the field.

Complete AOT-110 (Minimum grade C)
Complete AOT-121 (Minimum grade C)
Complete AOT-133 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-134 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-165 (Minimum grade C)
Complete AOT-167 (Minimum grade C)
Complete AOT-213 (Minimum grade C)
Complete AOT-144 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-267 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-214 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete LEG-125 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Administrative Office Technology.

Medical Office Certificate

The Medical Office Certificate program provides students with skills needed in an office within the medical field. Courses include medical terminology and transcription, computer software, and medical systems.

Complete ACC-111 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AHS-102 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-110 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-133 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-165 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-167 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-252 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-134 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-267 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete HIM-102 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete HIM-130 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete HIM-266 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Administrative Office Technology.

Office Applications

The Office Applications Certificate program provides students with well-rounded skills in Microsoft Office products and prepares them for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam.

Complete IST-225 (Minimun Grade C)
Complete AOT-165 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-167 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-250 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-267 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete AOT-265 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Administrative Office Technology.

Paralegal

The Associate in Applied Science with a major in Paralegal program focuses on work in a legal setting. Graduates of this program are qualified to work with attorneys or others in the legal profession.

Complete ECO-210
Complete ENG-101 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete ENG-102
Complete 1 course from HIS-202 or HSS-205
Complete MAT-103
Complete SPC-205
Complete BUS-121 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete LEG-120 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete LEG-135 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete LEG-213 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete LEG-214 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete LEG-233 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AOT-110 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AOT-133 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AOT-165 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AOT-167 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete BUS-123 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete COL-101
Complete CRJ-115 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete LEG-201 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete LEG-230 (Minimum Grade: C)
COMPLETE 1 CREDIT FROM THIS GROUP BUS-101 BUS-123 AHS-102 BUS-133 BUS-145 CPT-101 CPT-170 ECO-210 ECO-253 MGT-101 MGT-111 AOT-135 AOT-144 AOT-180 AOT-214 AOT-252 AOT-213 CWE-111 CWE-121 CWE-123 CWE-131 CWE-132 CWE-211 CWE-122 ACC-101 ACC-102 SOC-101 HIM-130 SPC-205 SPA-101 SPA-102 MUS-105 THE-101;

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Administrative Office Technology.

Accreditation

The Associate in Administrative Office Technology program is accredited by ACBSP, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

Software Used in AOT Courses

  • AOT 101 – Word, Gregg Keyboarding Software
  • AOT 105 – Word, Gregg Keyboarding Software
  • AOT 106 – Word, Gregg Keyboarding Software
  • AOT 110 – Word, Gregg Keyboarding Software
  • AOT 121 – Word, Express Scribe
  • AOT 134 – Word
  • AOT 135 – 10-Key Touch Key
  • AOT 165 – Word
  • AOT 167 – Word
  • AOT 213 – Word
  • AOT 250 – Excel, Access
  • AOT 254 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook
  • AOT 265 – PowerPoint, Publisher, Expression Web
  • AOT 267 – Excel, Access
  • HIM 102 – Medisoft 16
  • HIM 130 – Medisoft 16
  • HIM 266 – SpringCharts

Useful Links

Program Standards for Administrative Office Technology (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

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