Business Technology

Admin Support Administrative Support - Diploma

If you enjoy working in an office environment and would like to get to work quickly, the Administrative Support diploma program is for you. This curriculum prepares you for entry-level office occupations and is ideal for students who are looking for a one-year program that provides the skills needed for many office positions. 

For more information, contact:

Lydia Tisdale (843) 349-5275

Career Outlook

Graduates of the Administrative Support program find that they are highly-sought employees, with skills that qualify them for a number of general office duties, from data entry and transcription to document formatting and light accounting. Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:
  • Banks
  • Education, legal, and medical offices
  • Construction companies
  • 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.
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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 Support (AOT) courses are offered only once each year, so following the recommended course sequence is extremely important.

Curriculum Sequence

Students may select Administrative Support or Accounting, Legal or Medical Emphasis 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
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I  
  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 261 Office Spreadsheet Applications 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications I 3
PSY 103 Human Relations 3
  TOTAL 12



* Emphasis Elective: Choose BAF 101, HIM 103, or LEG 135  
** Emphasis Elective:  Choose ACC 150, BUS 121, or HIM 105  

Students interested in transferring to a senior institution should select ENG 101, ENG 102 and SPC 205 in place of ENG 155 and ENG 160; MAT 110 in place of MAT 155; PSY 201 in place of PSY 103.