Administrative Office Technology


General Information:

The Administrative Office Technology program seeks to provide technical instruction and skill development to students desiring a career in the professional administrative assistant field. With the coursework including office technology, foundations, keyboarding/data entry, spreadsheet applications, word processing applications, office procedures II, and employability skills, students learn the foundations of office skills. 

During the final trimester, students choose one of the following areas of specialization:

Administrative Assistant

Accounting Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistant



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,936.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,600.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
General Office Assistant 432Certificate
Office Software Specialist864Certificate
Medical Administrative Assistant1296Diploma
Accounting Assistant1296Diploma
Administrative Assistant1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1745 Harriman Highway
Harriman, TN 37748

Job Duties

Perform routine administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 53,690

Current job openings per year: 5,510


First Trimester: 
Keyboarding and Document Processing
Office Procedures
Computer Essentials
Office Technology Foundations
Second Trimester: 
Document Processing
Spreadsheet Applications
Office Procedures II
Third Trimester: 
College Accounting (Accounting Assistant)
Payroll (Accounting Assistant)
QuickBooks (Accounting Assistant)
Medical Terminology (Medical Administrative Assistant)
Medical Office Procedures (Medical Administrative Assistant)
Electronic Health Records (Medical Administrative Assistant)
Introduction to Insurance (Medical Administrative Assistant)
Medical Office Practicum/Simulation (Medical Administrative Assistant)
Introduction to Medical Coding (Optional)
Business Communications (Administrative Assistant)
Practicum/Software Simulation (Administrative Assistant)
Financial Functions (Administrative Assistant)


Microsoft Office Specialist, Word
Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel
Intuit Quickbooks Certified User
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

Books and Supplies Lists


Angela Richardson
Jennifer Silcox

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