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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What is Administrative Office Technology?

The Administrative Office Technology program prepares students to work in an integrated office environment of people, processes, and technologies. They support and help facilitate accurate communication and information exchange to internal and external customers on a timely basis.

Technical courses combined with general education courses in writing, oral communications, science, economics, mathematics and humanities prepare students for today's workforce and provide a basis for lifelong learning, a necessity for the workforce of the future.

Students may choose an office emphasis by enrolling in specific technical courses such as Legal Office Procedures, Medical Office Procedures, and Advanced Desktop Publishing. All program students must complete a supervised work experience in an office prior to graduation.

Program graduates are employed in professional offices, education, government, businesses, and industries. Graduates may choose to sit for the Certified Professional Secretary Examination.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
low: $24k med: $39k high: $62k

What are my career options?

Job titles may include staff assistant, administrative assistant, office assistant, and secretary. These personnel use a variety of office technology and computer-based applications (word processing, electronic mail, desktop publishing, graphics, database, and spreadsheet).

Administrative Office Technology Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (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 are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate of Applied Science:

  • Administrative Office Technology


  • Administrative Assistant
  • Financial Assistant
  • Office Assistant


  • Receptionist
  • Administrative
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Financial Assistant Clerk
  • Financial Assistant Trainee
  • Financial Record Keeper
  • Integrated Office Skills

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Gainful Employment Disclosure Information:

This information is provided in compliance with the Federal Gainful Employment regulations. As a public non-profit education institution, we are required to report the following information for certificate and diploma programs that meet gainful employment definitions (beginning July 1, 2011).

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.