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Administrative Office Technology - Associate in Applied Science

The Administrative Office Technology degree prepares students to work in the modern office environment as administrative office professionals and office managers. Graduates of this program will have the customer-service, communication, Internet, software, and office-management skills to be efficient and effective office associates, able to prepare documents and spreadsheets, manage meetings and events, and communicate with colleagues and clients. 

While some of the courses in the Administrative Office Technology degree program transfer to a senior institution, this degree is not designed as a "transfer" degree, but, rather, is a career degree that prepares
you for employment. 

The AOT program is accredited. For more information on HGTC's accreditations, click here.

For more information contact:

Lydia Tisdale (843) 349-5275

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Career Outlook

Administrative Office Technology graduates find that they are highly-sought employees. Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:
  • Public relations
  • Banks
  • Education, legal, and medical offices
  • Construction companies
  • Investment firms
  • Retailers
  • Real estate companies
  • Government agencies

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources. 

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester  - Fall    
AOT 105 Keyboarding 3
AOT 134 Office Communications 3
AOT 165 Information Processing Software 3
AOT 239 Computerized Office Accounting 3
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting  
  * Emphasis Elective 3
Second Semester - Spring    
AOT 110 Document Formatting 3
AOT 234 Admin. Office Communications 3
ENG 155 Communications I 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3
  ** Emphasis Elective 3
Third Semester - Summer    
AOT 180 Customer Service 3
AOT 210 Document Production 3
AOT 261 Office Spreadsheet Applications 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3
Fourth Semester  - Fall    
AOT 161 Records Management 3
AOT 263 Office Database Applications 3
AOT 265 Office Desktop Publishing 3
PHI 103 Workplace Ethics 3
Fifth Semester - Spring    
AOT 133 Professional Development 3
AOT 252 Systems and Processors Medical 3
AOT 254 Office Simulation  
AOT 269 Internet Skills for the Workplace 3
PSY 103 Human Relations 3

*  Emphasis Elective: Choose BAF 121, HIM 103, or LEG 135


** Emphasis Elective:  Choose ACC 150, BUS 121, or HIM 105