Educational Programs

Business Office Technology

 

Program description

MCTC’s Business Office Technology program will help you develop proficiency in the technology, business and communication skills needed to provide administrative and technology support in business office and customer service settings. Courses cover the fundamentals of business technology and current software applications and provide hands-on training in keyboarding and Microsoft Office.

Program start and location

Students are accepted into this program during fall and spring semesters. Courses are taught on MCTC’s main campus.

Degree options and requirements

Please select the award below to view the degree options and requirements in the college catalog.

Administrative Assistant/Software Support Specialist A.A.S. Degree—60 credits
Administrative Assistant/Software Support Certificate—27 credits
Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate—30 credits 

What you will learn

  • You will learn proficiency in computer, business and communication skills.
  • You will learn the fundamentals of business computers, business culture, written business communication, business presentations and current software applications.
  • You will learn problem-solving and team-building skills.
Click here to read more...
  • You will get hands-on training in keyboarding skills and with current versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • You will learn how to use the Windows operating system and the basics of microcomputer system maintenance, applications and support (A.A.S. degree program).
  • You will learn key job-search skills including résumé preparation and career portfolio construction.
Click here to minimize...

Points of pride

  • Equipped with sought-after administrative skills, you will be prepared to work for a broad range of employers and organizations.
  • MCTC offers flexible schedules and formats, with most courses offered either during the day or at night.
  • A council of industry representatives guides the program. You will gain valuable real-world experience during internships.

Where you could work

With a Computer Support Specialist certificate or degree:

  • Businesses of all types and sizes
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government agencies
Click here to read more...

With Computer Support Specialist A.A.S. degree:

  • Computer support services companies
  • Computer training facilities and educational institutions
  • All business organizations
Click here to minimize...

Potential job titles

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant or Coordinator
  • Administrative Services Assistant
Click here to read more...
  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Assistant or Manager
Click here to minimize...

Occupational outlook

While administrative and support jobs are expected to grow, these workers will assume more duties as automated machines and technology improve office productivity. Rapid growth is expected in temporary worker agencies, as well as the health care industries. The number of businesses using computers continues to grow. With more staff using computers, companies are hiring on-site computer support specialists to solve problems.

Academy

This program is part of the Academy of Business and Service. Click here for more information.

Articulation Agreements, Common Course Outlines and Gainful Employment Information

Please contact the program dean for information about articulation agreements.

Click here for Common Course Outline information.

Click here for Gainful Employment information for the Administrative Assistant/Software Support Diploma.

Click here for Gainful Employment information for the Administrative Assistant/Software Support Specialist Certificate.

Click here for Gainful Employment information for the Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate.

Felisha Burns, Advancing from Work to a Career

Felisha Burns, MCTC alum

Felisha Burns decided she wanted more out of a career than just a wage. Now with a degree in hand, she's been working in her field for more than 15 years.

Read More

Business Management

MCTC's Business Management program helps students gain a broad background in the functional areas of business such as accounting, management, marketing and finance.

Watch Video
MCTC 2