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If you're ready for a career as a business, medical or legal administrative professional, Business Office Technology courses will provide the essential business skills needed.

What will I learn?

Earn a certificate in just one year to upgrade your current skills or become qualified for entry-level positions in business, legal or medical offices. In two years you could have an associate degree, which you can put to work immediately in an office or build upon to earn a bachelor’s degree at a four-year school.

You will learn how to:

  • Use office and desktop publishing software
  • Prepare business and legal documents
  • Maintain electronic health records
  • Write grammatically correct documents and proofread them
  • Understand medical or legal terminology
  • Organize office procedures and records


  • We tailor our BOT certificate and degree offerings to the International Association of Administrative Professionals’ (IAAP) Body of Knowledge.
  • We are the only institution in the Kansas City metro area with a specialized legal administrative assistant certificate.
  • You can polish your skills in our fully equipped simulated office lab. You’ll gain hours of experience using the same telephone systems, computers and Microsoft Office software you’ll find in the real business world.
  • You’ll get expert instruction and advice from professionals who currently work in the business, legal and medical fields.

JCCC offers four options to start your career

  1. Build the skills to be successful in any type of office environment with the Administrative Assistant certificate.
  2. Gain specialized experience to work as part of a medical team in a hospital, health insurance, medical specialty or doctor’s office with the Medical Office Specialist certificate.
  3. Bring order to a law office or work in the court system with the Legal Administrative Assistant certificate.
  4. Continue your studies and earn a degree with the Administrative Assistant AAS

You can earn one, two, or all three certificates along with the degree to make yourself more marketable as an administrative professional.

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Businesses rely on highly skilled and knowledgeable administrative professionals to keep their offices running smoothly. More experience and education often equates to more pay. Move up the career ladder when you earn an administrative assistant, legal administrative assistant or medical office specialist certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree in JCCC’s Business Office Technology (BOT) program.

Find a job that not only pays more than average in your field (entry-level is $15-19 an hour with benefits), but also delivers personal satisfaction.

  • Administrative assistant
  • Executive assistant
  • Office manager
  • Office coordinator
  • Legal administrative assistant
  • Medical office specialist

The U.S. Department of Labor compiles statistics on the careers involving administrative support. You'll find information specifically related to careers in Kansas, including salary information and the job prospects.

Download the Business Office Technology Program Outlook (PDF) for additional employment projections and salary information.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.