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At a Glance

Our Office Technology Certificate program is designed for students seeking immediate employment in administrative office settings or to increase professional and technical office skills.

Total Credits:


Certificate Length:

1 year (or two semesters)

About the Certificate

Students in our Office Technology Certificate program develop the proficiencies necessary to perform successfully in the modern office environment, including skills in communications, business procedures, databases, spreadsheets, word processing, presentation & personal information management software, and keyboarding procedures and correspondence.

You can also earn MOS certifications as part of the program to demonstrate you have a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and/or Outlook.

Why choose Carroll for a certificate in Office Technology?

  • Practical and relevant courses
  • Certification preparation incorporated into the curriculum
  • Courses offered in flexible formats: online, on-campus & condensed
  • You can earn this certificate 100% online
  • Office certification credentials are valid anywhere

Advisory Board

Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Business & Accounting Advisory Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs.



Transfers & Careers

Discover Your Passion

Find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.


This is a career-based program that prepares students for entry-level administrative positions, enhances their vocational skills and prepares them for industry certifications.

With a certificate in Office Technology, you can attain a position as an administrative or executive assistant, data entry specialist, medical or legal secretary, or other clerical positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019 the median salary for medical secretaries to executive assistants ranged from $35,760 to 60,890.

Acquired skills can be applied to a variety of areas including:

  • Business Communications
  • Human Relations
  • Medical Office
  • Legal
  • Sales


This certificate is also an excellent pathway to pursue a 2 or 4-year degree. Most of the courses can be applied to the AAS Business Management degree at Carroll and transfer as lower level electives to 4-year institutions.

Learn more about transferring your courses to a different institution or explore Transfer Agreements by Area of Study.


Carroll’s faculty are scholars, researchers and distinguished leaders, selected based on their industry experience, academic excellence and passion for teaching. They possess a wealth of skills and knowledge to share with you throughout your pursuit of an Office Technology certificate.