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.
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.
What classes do I have to take?
You will be required to take a 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 (PDF, 5 pages) for an overview of the program.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfers
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Administrative Office Technology - Administrative Management Track (PDF)
ECTC has numerous partnerships with 4-year universities. If you are interested in a transfer pathway in this field, check out our partnering university pathways. Find more information on transferring from ECTC.
- Administrative Assistant Diploma (PDF)
- Financial Assistant Diploma (PDF)
- Office Assistant Diploma (PDF)
- Data Entry Operator Certificate (PDF)
- Integrated Office Skills Certificate (PDF)
- Receptionist Certificate (PDF)
Where do I start?
Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or other exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.
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 (PDF, 408 pages). You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.