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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. 

Horry Georgetown Technical College is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420, Overland Park, Kansas 66211, (913) 339-9356, www.acbsp.org, for the offering of the Associate Degrees in Accounting, General Business and Administrative Office Technology. Students interested in reviewing the accreditation documents may view them in the Academic Deans' Office.  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. 

 

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer requirements for senior colleges/universities vary widely; visit www.sctrac.org for specific information. The transfer courses in this display should be regarded only as suggested courses. Each student is responsible for planning a program of study to meet the requirements of the senior college or university to which the student expects to transfer. Therefore, a student planning to transfer the first two years from HGTC to a senior college or university should visit http://www.hgtc.edu/academics/university_transfer.html or www.sctrac.org or obtain a copy of that institution’s catalog. For specific transfer opportunities, contact the department chair.

 
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements:
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for all AOT-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. Most Administrative Office Technology (AOT) courses are offered only once each year, so following the recommended course sequence is extremely important.
 

Curriculum Sequence

Students may select Administrative Office Technology (60 credits) or Accounting, Legal or Medical Emphasis (66 credits) with advisor approval.

First Semester  - Fall    
AOT 105 Keyboarding 3
AOT 134 Office Communications 3
AOT 165 Information Processing Software 3
AOT 239 Computerized Office Accounting 3
   or    
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting  
  Emphasis Elective* 3
  TOTAL 15
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
  TOTAL 15
Third Semester - Summer    
AOT 180 Customer Service 3
AOT 210 Document Production 3
AOT 261 Office Spreadsheet Applications 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3
  TOTAL 12
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
  TOTAL 12
Fifth Semester - Spring    
AOT 133 Professional Development 3
AOT 252 Systems and Processors Medical 3
   or    
AOT 254 Office Simulation  
AOT 269 Internet Skills for the Workplace 3
PSY 103 Human Relations 3
  TOTAL 12
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

60-66

*  Emphasis Elective: Choose BAF 101, HIM 103, or LEG 135

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