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 62 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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  • Quick Facts


    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 to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates.

    Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.


    Tuition: 63 credits x $200 per credit = $12,600.

    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 2021 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 was $37,870, according to 2020 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


    Latesha McComas

    Administrative Office Technology Instructor


    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 108