Learn word processing, accounting, office procedures and communications. Additional classes focus on medical office
skills such as billing, office automation, law and ethics and medical terminology.

The Program

TCL’s Administrative Office Technology Medical Office Assistant focuses on teaching you the skills you need to land a great care in a variety of health care offices and businesses.

You can complete an associate degree for less than the cost of one year at a four-year college or university! This program consists of 62 credit hours over 21 courses and can be completed in as little as 4 semesters of full-time study with fully online classes. Or take a class as your schedule allows.

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    You can earn this degree 100% online, making it flexible and convenient.


    Program vetted by an advisory committee of professionals from across the Lowcountry.


    Program graduates are well respected in this region and beyond.


    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( 


    Tuition: 62 credits x $214 per credit = $13,268.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many students attend for free. See more about paying for TCL.

    *Based on Fall 2022 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.


    “I love being in the classroom teaching such a bright, diverse group of students.”

    Latesha McComas


    The Career

    The average annual income in South Carolina for Administrative Office Personnel was $38,340, according to 2021reports from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earning can increase substantially with time and experience.

    Is this program for you?

    Administrative Office Technology is a great career field for anyone but particularly for those who:

    • are detail oriented and well organized.
    • enjoy problem-solving.
    • have good time management skills.
    • excel at written and verbal communication.

    Program Dean

    Laura Dukes

    Vice President, Business and Industrial Technologies


    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 235


    Latesha McComas

    Administrative Office Technology Instructor


    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 108