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 is an integrated curriculum, which prepares graduates at the certificate, diploma, and associate degree level. The Administrative Office Technology program prepares students to work in an office environment of people, process, and technologies. Job titles may include Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, Office Manager, and Financial Assistant. These personnel use a variety of office technology and computer-based applications (word processing, electronic mail, desktop publishing, graphics, database, and spreadsheet). 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 prepare students for today s workforce and provide a basis for lifelong learning, a necessity for the workforce of the future. Students select an area of specialty from the following tracks: financial assistant, administrative, desktop publishing, and legal. Program graduates are employed in professional office, education, government, businesses, and industries. Graduates may choose to sit for the Certified Professional Secretary Examination or Certified Administrative Professional Examination or Microsoft Office Specialists Certifications.

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


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?


Administrative Office Technology (PDF) (Word)
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Financial Assistant (PDF) (Word)
Legal Administrative (PDF) (Word)


Administrative Assistant (PDF) (Word)
Desktop Publishing Specialist (PDF) (Word)
Financial Assistant (PDF) (Word)
Legal Office Assistant (PDF) (Word)
Office Assistant (PDF) (Word)


Administrative (PDF) (Word)
Basic Business Presentation (PDF) (Word)
Data Entry Operator (PDF) (Word)
Desktop Publishing (PDF) (Word)
Financial Assistant Clerk (PDF) (Word)
Financial Assistant Trainee (PDF) (Word)
Financial Record Keeper (PDF) (Word)
Integrated Office Skills (PDF) (Word)
Legal Receptionist (PDF) (Word)
Receptionist (PDF) (Word)

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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

Mary Blaydes
Administrative Office Technology
Program Coordinator - Newtown Campus