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If you're ready for a career as a business, medical or legal administrative professional, Business Office Technology (BOT) program will provide you with the essential business skills to get started.

What will I learn in Business Office Technology courses?

Administrative professionals are employed in all types of businesses and industries and at various levels with a multitude of job titles. Some are even entrepreneurs who work as virtual administrative professionals. Career opportunities are plentiful for well-prepared and highly trained individuals.

In the Business Office Technology program at Johnson County Community College, you can earn one of the certificates to upgrade your current skills or become qualified for entry-level positions. Turn your certificate into 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.

When you complete your BOT coursework, you know how to:

  • Use Microsoft 365 applications
  • Prepare business and legal documents
  • Maintain electronic health records
  • Write and proofread business correspondence
  • Understand and use medical or legal terminology
  • Organize, implement and perform office procedures
  • Manage records, information and social media

You can also earn the following industry certifications:

[Catalog] Administrative Assistant, AAS

[Catalog] Administrative Assistant Certificate

[Catalog] Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate

[Catalog] Medical Office Specialist Certificate

[Catalog] Business Office Technology courses

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Why JCCC for Business Office Technology?

The Business Office Technology (BOT) program at JCCC is for you if you want to acquire entry-level skills to start your administrative professional career or you need to update your skills to advance your career. The BOT certificates and degree offer current and relevant courses needed for a successful career. Courses are offered in a variety of formats, and the BOT certificates and degree can be earned online.

You’ll gain hours of experience using Microsoft Office 365 applications that you’ll find in the business world. You’ll also receive expert instruction and advice from professionals who currently work in business, legal, and medical fields.

Additionally, JCCC’s Business Office Technology certificate and degree offerings are aligned with the International Association of Administrative Professionals’ (IAAP) Body of Knowledge for the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) exam.

The Business Office Technology career program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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 associate’s 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 will equate 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 program.

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

  • 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 job prospects, below:

Find employment projections and salary information at the Power BI Post Graduate Report.

For many students, the cost of attending college can be quite a large expense and may even hinder their ability to succeed academically. Because of this, JCCC is always working to make tuition costs more affordable for all students.

We offer different options for support at JCCC, including:

There may also be additional fees for required textbooks or other necessary supplies. These costs will vary depending on which Business Office Technology courses at JCCC you are enrolled in.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

Several resources and tools are available for students at Johnson County Community College. We offer small class sizes, professional tutoring services, and one-on-one personalized learning experiences. All tools at JCCC are designed to make your time at our college both memorable and educational.

The Financial Aid Office at JCCC is here to assist you if you’re looking for scholarship and/or student loan opportunities. There are many options available for students to help lower extra out-of-pocket expenses each semester.

Academic Counseling services and the Career Development Center are both available to students who still need to make plans post-graduation. At JCCC, we are committed to helping students find their future passion.

If you want to transfer your credits to another university, our transfer process is simple for all students to follow.