Administrative Support Technology

Learn skills to be prepared to perform administrative support duties and increase professional skills.

2 Year Degree

Associate in Applied Science • 60 Credit Hours

1 Year Certificate

Certificate in Applied Science • 30 Credit Hours

Associate Degree Overview

The goal of the Administrative Support Technology Program is to give students the skills to work in administrative support positions. Graduates of the program will be better prepared as employees to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries to meet the business needs of their employers. Students with little or no experience in office information technology will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that will make them valuable to many employers. Students currently employed in office-related occupations will have the opportunity to increase their professional skills.

Eastern also offers shorter Skill Set course sequences that offer 9 - 12 credit hours for those interested in acquiring or strengthening select Administrative Support technical skills for the workplace or job market.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Manage an office setting
  • Supervise office staff
  • Process and receive communication
  • Coordinate events and activities
  • Maintain office and business records
  • Maintain office supplies and equipment
  • Design informational materials
  • Assist in the budgeting process
  • Demonstrate effective communication and computational skills
  • Utilize software programs
  • Assist in entry-level bookkeeping, billing, and accounting

Potential Careers

The program qualifies graduates for many positions, including entry-level jobs such as:

  • office manager
  • administrative support professional
  • bookkeeping

Program Implementation

Full-time day. (Students attending part-time should see advisor for recommended course sequencing.)

Choose a Specialization

General Area of Emphasis

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal relations in the work environment
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of business organizations and procedures
  • Demonstrate effective administrative skills to support office operations

General Area of Emphasis

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal relations in the work environment
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of business organizations and procedures
  • Demonstrate effective administrative skills to support office operations

Certificate Overview

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for related Skill Set Certifications. Students should contact their academic program advisor or refer to the Skill Set section in the catalog for additional information. Upon successful completion of the Administrative Technology Support Certificate program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Manage an office setting
  • Process and receive communication
  • Demonstrate effective communication and computational skills
  • Design informational materials

Program Implementation

Full-time day. (Students attending part-time should see advisor for recommended course sequencing.)

Estimate Your Costs

Eastern is one of the most affordable colleges in the United States!

Rates are for 2020-2021 based on two full-time (12 credit hour) semesters. Rates are subject to change and do not include books, academic supplies, or student fees.

Tuition Rates Eastern WV 2-Year Colleges WV 4-Year Colleges
West Virginia Residents $3,768 $4,776 $12,410
Non-Residents $8,520 $10,152 $26,096

The Administrative Support Technology Program at Eastern is eligible for West Virginia Invests.

Admissions Requirements

Eastern adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission.