About the Office Technology Program
Be First in Line for a Career in Office Technology and Administration
Have you always enjoyed organizing information? Transfer your skills to a rewarding career in office technology and administration. In addition to data entry skills, you will learn current and leading-edge office software programs used in specialty areas such as the legal and medical professions. With courses in Office Technology, you will be equipped for clerical and administrative roles, you will learn how various departments operate within a firm to achieve common goals.
Your education and training in this essential field will teach you how to produce correspondence, handle records, schedule appointments and code important information. Our programs are designed to prepare you for positions including medical records and health information technicians, medical secretaries, correspondence clerk, file clerk, customer service representative, and more. Whether you are entering the workforce or updating your skills, jobs in office technology can place you in corporate, government, educational, legal and medical settings.
Find the path that fits your personal needs and professional goals:
Degrees and Certificates
Associate in Science Degree - General Office
27 units + General Education Requirements
Certificate of Achievement - General Office
This program provides training in common skills used in the business office - keyboarding, computer applications, English, accounting, and business communications. General office workers obtain employment in many environments: corporate settings, government, schools, and hospitals. Related job titles include administrative assistant, executive assistant, executive secretary, office assistant, and secretary. After gaining some work experience or specialized skills, many workers transfer to jobs with higher pay or greater advancement potential.
Associate in Science Degree - Legal Administrative Assistant
27 units + General Education Requirements
Certificate of Achievement - Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal administrative assistants perform the administrative tasks in a law office, such as answering the telephone, managing files, preparing law office correspondence and legal documents, and maintaining the calendar. Legal administrative assistants are in great demand. Qualified legal administrative assistants who have strong skills can find lucrative opportunities with law firms and corporate legal departments, government agencies, and a variety of business and industries -- such as banks, insurance companies, investment firms, and real estate companies.
The certificate program prepares students to pursue employment as a legal administrative assistant. Training is provided in legal terminology, law office procedures, legal research, computer technology, machine transcription document preparation, keyboarding, and written and verbal communications.
Certificate of Achievement - Legal Office Clerk
This program prepares students for both entry-level positions with responsibilities such as producing correspondence, performing receptionist duties, answering telephones, filing and managing calendars. The certificate provides training in computer technology, legal office procedures, legal terminology, machine transcription, English skills, and keyboarding. With experience, legal office clerks may advance to administrative assistants and office managers.
Department Certificate - Clerical/Data Entry
Organizations need to process a rapidly growing amount of information. Data entry workers help ensure the efficient handling of information processing. Duties include inputting data into computers and performing editing, proofreading, and clerical tasks. This certificate program provides training in the essential skills to carry out these tasks. Job opportunities exist in part-time, full-time, and work-at-home positions. Data entry workers are known by various job titles, such as data entry clerk, data entry operator, data entry specialist, and clerk. Data entry jobs frequently serve as stepping stones to higher paying positions with increased responsibilities.
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Medical Coding and Billing Specialist
- Medical Office Clerk
- Electronic Medical Records Clerk
- Hospital Inpatient Coder
- Medical Billing/Coding
- Medical Records Clerk/Receptionist
- Medical Transcription
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SMC & Department Resources
Department Certificate Applications
- Clerical / Data Entry Certificate Application
- Electronic Medical Records Clerk Certificate Application
- Hospital Inpatient Coder Certificate Application
- Medical Billing / Coding Certificate Application
- Medical Records Clerk / Receptionist Certificate Application
- Medical Transcription Certificate Application
Potential Career Options
|Job Title||Typical Education||Median Wage|
|Medical Records and Health Information Technicians||High School Diploma or More||$40,565|
|Medical Secretaries||Some College||$35,866|
|Data Entry Keyers||High School Diploma or More||$31,403|
|Counter and Rental Clerks||High School Diploma or More||$25,555|
|Statement Clerks||High School Diploma or More||$37,877|
|Correspondence Clerks||High School Diploma or More||$44,628|
|File Clerks||High School Diploma or More||$30,959|
|Order Clerks||High School Diploma or More||$32,072|
|Receptionists and Information Clerks||High School Diploma or More||$29,545|
|Secretaries and Administrative Assistants||High School Diploma or More||$39,817|
|Word Processors and Typists||High School Diploma or More||$46,806|
|Legal Secretaries||High School Diploma or More||$49,818|