Administrative Office Technology

Associate Degree

Overview

The Administrative Office Technology (AOT) program is designed to provide students with the skills and experience necessary to achieve top-level information processing/administrative positions. In addition to offering traditional office skills training, the program offers specialized courses in legal and medical employment rates.

With new technological advances in today’s modern office, the professional must fill many roles. The office professional works alongside the executive in decision making, research and public relations while using current office technology.

In addition to offering traditional office skills training, the program offers specialized courses in legal and medical employment areas. The AOT program includes the use of microcomputer and in-depth training on the most popular training software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

Basic keyboarding is a skill necessary for successful course completion in the AOT program; therefore, AOT 105-Keyboarding is a prerequisite course for most AOT courses. Students are required to take AOT 105-Keyboarding or score 25 net words per minute (nwpm) on the keyboarding placement test.

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses offered within the Business/Public Service and Information Systems Technology Departments for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: ACC, AOT, BAF, BUS, CPT, EGR, HUS, IST, LEG, MGT and MKT.

Students must meet all exit program competencies for graduation from this program.

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(16 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
AOT-110 Document Formatting

Document Formatting

ID: AOT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes speed, accuracy, and developing document formatting skills using keyboarding competencies.

3
AOT-133 Professional Development

Professional Development

ID: AOT-133

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes development of personal and professional skills required of an office worker in areas such as projecting a professional image, job seeking skills, office etiquette, ethics, and time and stress management.

3
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
PSY-201 General Psychology

General Psychology

ID: PSY-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

3
Semester 2
(15 Credit Hours)
AOT-161 Records Management

Records Management

ID: AOT-161

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes records management functions and various types of storage methods, technology, and procedures.

3
AOT-210 Document Production

Document Production

ID: AOT-210

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the production of documents found in typical business offices. The major focus is on producitivty and excellence in document production.

3
CPT-179 Microcomputer Word Processing

Microcomputer Word Processing

ID: CPT-179

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer word processing. Topics include creating, editing, formatting, and printing documents.

3
MAT-155 Contemporary Mathematics

Contemporary Mathematics

ID: MAT-155

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes techniques and applications of the following topics: elementary number theory; algebra; geometry; measurement; graph sketching and interpretations; and descriptive statistics.

3
ENG-165 Professional Communications

Professional Communications

ID: ENG-165

Credit Hours: 3

This course develops practical written, and oral professional communication skills. The course is oriented to current needs in industry and business, and assignments are drawn from students' majors.

3
Semester 3
(15 Credit Hours)
AOT-134 Office Communications

Office Communications

ID: AOT-134

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of grammar, punctuation, and written communication skills for the office environment.

3
AOT-143 Office Systems and Procedures

Office Systems and Procedures

ID: AOT-143

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes procedures and applications used in the office environment.

3
CPT-172 Microcomputer Data Base

Microcomputer Data Base

ID: CPT-172

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer data base concepts, including generating reports from data base, creating, maintaining, and modifying data bases.

3
CPT-174 Microcomputer Spreadsheets

Microcomputer Spreadsheets

ID: CPT-174

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the use of spreadsheet software on the microcomputer. Topics include creating, editing, using formulas, using functions, and producing graphs.

3
CPT-279 Advanced Microcomputer Word Processing

Advanced Microcomputer Word Processing

ID: CPT-279

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes complex applications of word processing software for the microcomputer using advanced concepts.

3
Semester 4
(15 Credit Hours)
ACC-111 Accounting Concepts

Accounting Concepts

ID: ACC-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the principles of the basic accounting functions--collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting information.

3
AOT-234 Administrative Office Communications

Administrative Office Communications

ID: AOT-234

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes communication skills necessary in the business environment. It includes composing business correspondence, developing and giving oral presentations, practicing recording and translating information using the latest technology, and developing effective communication skills.

3
PHI-115 Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues

ID: PHI-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines moral issues in contemporary society, including basic principles and applications of ethics.

3
AOT-255 Senior Practicum

Senior Practicum

ID: AOT-255

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes practical experience in an approved office setting as well as class meetings. Emphasis is placed on such topics as career planning, ethics, attitude, and other subjects which enhance employability skills.

3
AOT-265 Office Desktop Publishing

Office Desktop Publishing

ID: AOT-265

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the integration of text and graphics using computer software to design, edit, and produce a variety of documents.

3
  Total Credit Hours 61
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$10,858.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(10 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
AOT-110 Document Formatting

Document Formatting

ID: AOT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes speed, accuracy, and developing document formatting skills using keyboarding competencies.

3
AOT-133 Professional Development

Professional Development

ID: AOT-133

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes development of personal and professional skills required of an office worker in areas such as projecting a professional image, job seeking skills, office etiquette, ethics, and time and stress management.

3
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
PSY-201 General Psychology

General Psychology

ID: PSY-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

3
Semester 3
(9 Credit Hours)
AOT-161 Records Management

Records Management

ID: AOT-161

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes records management functions and various types of storage methods, technology, and procedures.

3
AOT-210 Document Production

Document Production

ID: AOT-210

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the production of documents found in typical business offices. The major focus is on producitivty and excellence in document production.

3
CPT-179 Microcomputer Word Processing

Microcomputer Word Processing

ID: CPT-179

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer word processing. Topics include creating, editing, formatting, and printing documents.

3
Semester 4
(6 Credit Hours)
MAT-155 Contemporary Mathematics

Contemporary Mathematics

ID: MAT-155

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes techniques and applications of the following topics: elementary number theory; algebra; geometry; measurement; graph sketching and interpretations; and descriptive statistics.

3
ENG-165 Professional Communications

Professional Communications

ID: ENG-165

Credit Hours: 3

This course develops practical written, and oral professional communication skills. The course is oriented to current needs in industry and business, and assignments are drawn from students' majors.

3
Semester 5
(9 Credit Hours)
AOT-134 Office Communications

Office Communications

ID: AOT-134

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of grammar, punctuation, and written communication skills for the office environment.

3
AOT-143 Office Systems and Procedures

Office Systems and Procedures

ID: AOT-143

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes procedures and applications used in the office environment.

3
CPT-172 Microcomputer Data Base

Microcomputer Data Base

ID: CPT-172

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer data base concepts, including generating reports from data base, creating, maintaining, and modifying data bases.

3
Semester 6
(6 Credit Hours)
CPT-174 Microcomputer Spreadsheets

Microcomputer Spreadsheets

ID: CPT-174

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the use of spreadsheet software on the microcomputer. Topics include creating, editing, using formulas, using functions, and producing graphs.

3
CPT-279 Advanced Microcomputer Word Processing

Advanced Microcomputer Word Processing

ID: CPT-279

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes complex applications of word processing software for the microcomputer using advanced concepts.

3
Semester 7
(6 Credit Hours)
ACC-111 Accounting Concepts

Accounting Concepts

ID: ACC-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the principles of the basic accounting functions--collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting information.

3
AOT-234 Administrative Office Communications

Administrative Office Communications

ID: AOT-234

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes communication skills necessary in the business environment. It includes composing business correspondence, developing and giving oral presentations, practicing recording and translating information using the latest technology, and developing effective communication skills.

3
Semester 8
(9 Credit Hours)
PHI-115 Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues

ID: PHI-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines moral issues in contemporary society, including basic principles and applications of ethics.

3
AOT-255 Senior Practicum

Senior Practicum

ID: AOT-255

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes practical experience in an approved office setting as well as class meetings. Emphasis is placed on such topics as career planning, ethics, attitude, and other subjects which enhance employability skills.

3
AOT-265 Office Desktop Publishing

Office Desktop Publishing

ID: AOT-265

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the integration of text and graphics using computer software to design, edit, and produce a variety of documents.

3
  Total Credit Hours 61
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$10,858.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Executive Administrative Assistant

The Executive Administrative Assistant provides high-level administrative support for an office and for top executives of an organization. They often handle more complex responsibilities, such as reviewing incoming documents, conducting research, and preparing reports. Executive Administrative Assistants also receive visitors arrange conference calls and schedule meetings. Training and supervising lower-level clerical staff is another possible duty.

Average Annual Salary

$50,338
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Business Corporations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Insurance Companies

Careers

Administrative Specialist

An Administrative Specialist may greet visitors, route and resolve information requests, supervise support clerical staff, review, track and prepare budgets; maintain records and databases, coordinate space and office organization; purchase and manage supplies and equipment, and coordinate office and/or departmental operations.

Average Annual Salary

$35,631
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Government Agencies
  • Educational Institutions

Careers

Office Clerk

The office clerk will be able to handle phone calls, schedule appointments, type, format, and edit routine messages, use verbal and written communication skills effectively, handle confidential information discretely, and use standard office equipment and software in a professional manner.

Projected Job Growth

+3%

Average Annual Salary

$26,518
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Business Corporations
  • Businesses
  • Insurance Companies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Further Your Education

The Administrative Office Technology associate degree will give graduates the advanced knowledge of the curriculum relating to other 4-year degrees such as Business Administration or Integrated Information Technology. With a bachelor’s degree, graduates will have the opportunity to land in careers such as finance manager, marketing manager, corporate trainer, database administrator, and more.

Start Your Career

After earning your Administrative Office Technology degree, be ready to enter the workforce equipped with the necessary skills to excel in this career. Advance in your career path with your Administrative Office Technology degree proudly displayed.