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Learn the Clerical Skills You Need for a Position in a Professional Office

About the Program

The Administrative Office Technology curriculum is designed to give a broad overview of the entire office function. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the:

  • Integration of systems, people, and technology
  • Coordination of people, equipment, and resources
  • Relationship between worker and supervisor

Software taught in this program includes the latest version of Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks.

In addition, the Administrative Office Technology program offers an additional concentration in Gaming.

Salary Range

In Mississippi, the median salary is $34,520. Nationally, the income range is $22,110 – $54,370.

Career Opportunities

Students will be exposed to career options available within the options, including:

  • Executive Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Bookkeeper
  • Administrative Secretary

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Administrative Office Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Administrative Office Technology Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
ACC 2213 - Principles of Accounting I 3
BOT 1433 - Business Accounting 3
BOT 1233 - Microsoft® Word® I 3
BOT 1273 - Introduction to Microsoft® Office® 3
BOT 1313 - Applied Business Math 3
BOT 1713 - Mechanics of Communication 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
BOT 1213 - Professional Development 3
BOT 1243 - Microsoft® Word® II 3
BOT 1823 - Microsoft® Excel® I 3
BOT 2433 - QuickBooks® 3
BOT 2813 - Business Communication 3

Total Credits: 30

Administrative Office Technology Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
BAD 2113 - Introduction to International Business 3
BOT 2333 - Microsoft® Access® 3
BOT 1853 - Microsoft® Excel® II 3
BOT 2233 - Human Resource Management 3
MMT 2233 - Human Resource Management 3
BOT 1493 - Social Media Management 3

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4**
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* Prior to enrollment in BOT 1233 students will be required to key straight-copy material at a minimum of 35 GWPM, on a five-minute timed writing with a maximum of one error per minute. Students who do not demonstrate this level of proficiency will be required to enroll in BOT 1013 – Introduction to Keyboarding.

** MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and our programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.

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