Administrative Office Technology


The Administrative Office Technology program is designed to develop the essential workplace skills and technical knowledge necessary for success in today's modern, digital, computerized office setting. Students are offered an opportunity to experience extensive hands-on training with up-to-date office equipment and computerized software.  Coursework runs from an introduction to computers through intermediate document processing and presentation applications. Specific curricula includes keyboarding, filing, word processing, desktop publishing, computerized accounting and records management.  Students also receive course work in business communication, math, office procedures, work simulations, professional development and employability skills.

In the third trimester, students select their own area of specialization from the following three areas: Accounting Assistant, Administrative Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant.

Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM



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 $1,569.74

Program Credentials

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

The Administrative Office Technology program has an articulation agreement with the Tennessee community colleges. Details of the articulation are located here, AOT Articulation Agreement. For more information contact the program instructor or the Student Services Office.

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Campus Locations

Main Campus
740 Highway 46 South
Dickson, TN 37055
Clarksville Campus
135 International Blvd
Clarksville, TN 37040

Job Duties

Perform routine clerical and 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: 60,630

Current job openings per year: 6,310


Microsoft Office User Specialist (Word 2013)
Microsoft Office User Specialist (Excel 2013)
Microsoft Office User Specialist (PowerPoint)
Microsoft Office User Specialist (Outlook)
Microsoft Office User Specialist Expert (Word 2013 and Excel 2013)
Microsoft Office User Specialist (Master)
Intuit Quickbooks Certified User
National Health Care Association – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
National Health Care Association – Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification
National Health Care Association – Certified Billing and Coding Specialist
National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) – Accounting Certification
NACPB – QuickBooks Certification
NACPB – Payroll Certification


Connie Shaw
Kathleen F. Smith

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