Administrative Office Technology

Administrative Office Technology

Excel in any office by sharpening your business communication skills. You’ll master word processing, email, desktop publishing, graphics, databases and spreadsheets.

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Combine people skills with the latest technology.

The Administrative Office Technology program will prepare you to work in an office among people who use the newest technologies in word processing, electronic mail, desktop publishing, graphics, databases and spreadsheets.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
low: $24k med: $39k high: $62k

What are my career choices?

Once you graduate, you may find work in a professional office, education, government, business or industry. You may work as an administrative assistant, office assistant, office manager or financial assistant. You'll help maintain the accurate flow of communication to customers on a daily basis. Additionally, you may also choose to sit for the Certified Professional Secretary Examination or Certified Administrative Professional Examination or Microsoft Office Specialists Certifications.

Administrative Office Technology Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
Legal Office Assistant $46,292
Financial Assistant Trainee $35,574
Financial Assistant $35,574
Financial Assistant Clerk $35,574
Financial Record Keeper $35,574
Receptionist $25,657
Legal Receptionist $25,657
Integrated Office Skills $30,548
Administrative $30,548
Administrative Assistant $30,548
Administrative Office Technology- Administrative Track $30,548
Administrative Office Technology- Financial Assistant Track $33,574
Administrative Office Technology- Legal Administrative Track $33,584

What classes do I have to take?

You will be required to take core of administrative office technology courses, technical electives and general education courses. You then apply the skills you acquire in an internship usually taken in your last semester.

View or download the Orientation Handout for an overview of the program.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfers

Diploma Options

Certificate Options

To see a complete course listing for each credential use the KCTCS Course Catalog.

Where do I start?

Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or COMPASS exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.


Additional Information

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Ramona Barrow
Administrative Office Technology
Program Coordinator

Cheryle Beauchamp
Administrative Office Technology
Assistant Business Studies Coordinator