In this world where business matters, administrative assistants are key to well-run offices.

Whether a business is big or small, someone has to keep it all working. Administrative assistants are the support beams of the office by managing, communicating and keeping everything and everyone organized.

Administrative assistants are multi-skilled and multi-talented in order keep up with the need to multi-task.

The Program

TCL’s Administrative Office Technology Office Applications program helps students master office and management skills such as word processing, accounting, office procedures, communications and more to be successful in today’s modern offices.

These skills are in-demand by a variety of business and industry professionals. Practical applications serve to broaden career options and advancement opportunities.

You can complete this associate degree for less than the cost of one year at a four-year college or university. This program is 61 credit hours over 21 courses that can be completed in as little as 4 semesters of full-time study with classes fully online. Or take a class when you can around your schedule.

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    You can earn this degree 100% online.


    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: 61 credits x $214 per credit = $13,504.

    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.

    What People Are Saying

    TCL works diligently with students to achieve their educational and career goals. This program provided me a career path I never thought was possible and continues to open doors for me.

    Alysha Kromm, Graduate

    The Career

    The average annual income in South Carolina for Administrative Office Personnel is $38,340, according to 2021 reports 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