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Business Office Technology

Become an Administrative Professional
Administrative Professional

In the past, the role of the secretary, clerical specialist, or even administrative assistant was narrowly defined and demanded a high level of competence, but a fairly basic skill set. Today, these essential members of the organizational team are recognized as true professionals with a diverse and highly specialized set of skills. A substantial number of these skills are technology based, but the diversification of today's workplace also demands a broad range of human relation and critical-thinking skills.

The Business Office Technology program at NCTC is designed to prepare students for the wide range of job opportunities available in this exciting, challenging, and constantly changing career field. Whether you are just graduating from high school or need to upgrade your skills to match emerging technology, this program will equip you to meet the competencies sought by employers.

Certificate & Degrees Requirements

Career Outlook

Classes in this program are designed to meet the specific needs of students. You will be prepared for the frequently evolving workplace through development of professional skills, hands-on training on office machines and computer applications, and by providing professional guidance and an ethical foundation for the office environment.

Business Office Technology faculty members have extensive experience in the field and take a personal interest in serving their students. Each student receives individualized attention. Prior to graduation, each student is enrolled in a capstone course and given the opportunity to apply the many skills learned in the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does this degree take to obtain? add

The Occupational Skills Award can be earned in one semester while the Certificate in Business Office Technology is designed to be completed in one year and the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is set to conclude in two years. Students, however, may set their own pace.

Are any of the courses offered online? add

Yes, courses in Business Office Technology are offered online through eCampus. Online courses are comparable to classroom courses, but may be attended at a time and place of the student’s choosing. Hybrid classes may also be available each semester. Check with the department for the current class schedule.

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Will this program transfer to a four-year university? add

Yes! The Associate degree (AAS) will transfer to several North Texas universities through the AAS to BAAS transfer programs. For more information and a list of participating institutions, please review the AAS to BAAS Guided Pathways

AAS to BAAS Guided Pathways

Is financial aid available for this degree? add

NCTC believes that all students should be allowed the opportunity to pursue a higher education. The Financial Aid office will help you when applying for aid. For more information, call 940-668-4242 or go to Financial Aid online or visit the Financial Aid office on any of NCTC's five campuses.

Apply for Financial Aid

Who should I contact for more information? add

Dr. Cherly Furdge
Division Chair Public Administration & Management
Corinth Campus
(940) 498-6238
cfurdge@nctc.edu