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 program helps students gain proficiency in keyboarding, word processing, accounting, office procedures, and business communications to include presentation graphics, desktop publishing and spreadsheets.

Students master office skills required by business, industry and the legal and medical professions. Practical applications serve to broaden career options and advancement opportunities.

You can complete an associate degree for less than the cost of one year at a four-year college or university! TCL’s Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Office Technology consists of 63 credit hours that can be completed in as little as 4 semesters of full-time study, with classes in person and/or online.

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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 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.


    “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 $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