Office Technology

The Office Technology program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing an interesting, exciting career as an office professional.  The introduction of the computer and other technology has helped changed and broaden the job description and duties of the office professional of today.  Office professionals, therefore, assume a much more active role in performing day-to-day activities in the office.  Graduates of the Office Technology program will be prepared for employment in one of many types of office environments such as those in health care, education, legal, social service, and technical service fields as well as those in manufacturing and construction.

The Office Technology course of study is designed to service a two-year program in either (administrative office assistant, medical office assistant, or legal office assistant) leading to an Associate of Applied Business Degree in Office Technology.  Students who graduate with a degree in Office Technology may find this training to be a stepping stone toward a management position or other related fields such as teaching; office and administrative support staff; supervisor; paralegal; medical assistant; office manager; human resource staff; and labor relations manager.  The Office Technology program prepares students to meet the challenges of today's ever-evolving office environment.


Two-Year Degree Programs:

  • Administrative Office Assistant
  • Legal Office Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant

One-year Certificate Programs:

  • Medical Billing & Coding Certificate
  • Medical Transcriptionist Certificate
  • Word Processing Certificate




Job Opportunities With The OT Program

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook:  2010-2011 Edition:

  • This occupation ranks among those with the largest number of job openings.
  • Opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of computer software applications.
  • Secretaries and administrative assistant are increasingly assuming responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation of office professionals is projected to be among the fastest growing occupations with the largest number of new jobs.  Salary for office workers depends to a large part on the location and type of organization.  Typically, salaries are higher in large metropolitan areas.  Salaries can range from $24,000 to $40,000 and up.

Please view the University of Rio Grande Catalog for more information on the Office Technology programs, or you can view the Office Technology FACT Sheet for a brief overview of the program along with a suggested curriculum.

General Contact Information
  • Vicki Crabtree, M.Ed, School of Allied Health Chair
    740-245-7316 E-mail
  • Admissions 740-245-7208