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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?

badge awarded by for best online associate degreesThe 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, processes, and technologies. Job titles may include Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, Office Manager, and Financial Assistant. This personnel uses 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 a 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.

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BCTC's Administrative Office Technology program teaches students the vital office skills they need to be prepared to work in an administrative support position in a wide variety of office settings.

Students in Administrative Office Technology learn the latest software programs, acquire an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office, and also work on developing soft skills, such as communication and how to work effectively in an office environment.

Get started with Administrative Office Technology

BCTC's Administrative Office Technology program is offered both in person and online.

Students can earn an associate degree, diploma, or certificate with options in Administrative, Desktop Publishing, Financial, and Legal tracks. BCTC's Legal and Desktop Publishing programs are the only ones of their kind in Kentucky.

Classes range from computer literacy to accounting, and include preparing students with the skills they need to find employment, such as resume writing and interviewing.

Students can also transfer the skills learned in the program to a four-year university through a 2+2 partnership with Western Kentucky University in Organizational Leadership.

Contact Mary Blaydes, Administrative Office Technology Program Coordinator: / (859) 246-6640

What are my career choices?

Our graduates find employment as:

  • Executive Assistants
  • Client Specialists
  • Account Managers
  • Event Specialists
  • Financial Representatives
  • Appraisers
  • Project Administrators
  • Graphic Designers
  • Legal Management Representatives
  • Communications Coordinators

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

  • Administrative Management (PDF) (Word)
  • Desktop Publishing (PDF) (Word)
  • 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)

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.

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Mary Blaydes

Administrative Office Technology

Program Coordinator - Newtown Campus


Jamie Clark

Administrative Office Technology

Program Coordinator