Administrative Support Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Administrative Support Technology - Associate Degree
Program Details
Associate of Applied Science
Academic Division: 
Public Safety, Allied Health and Human Services
Online Learning Option This program can be completed online or in the classroom.

From the classroom to the office. Become an office professional with an associate degree or certificate in Administrative Support Technology.

The curriculum includes office administration, editing and proofreading, database management and advanced desktop publishing. If you have interest in a specific field, specialize in Communications Management, Medical Office Administration or Medical Office Assistant.


Communications Management

Virginia Peninsula’s Administrative Support Technology program offers specialization in Communications Management that will prepare you for employment as an office professional. Students who specialize in Communications Management benefit from courses in web page design in addition to business letter writing and desktop publishing.

Medical Office Administration

Opportunities in medical office administration continue to grow. Don’t miss out on the chance to join this in-demand field. Virginia Peninsula will prepare you for employment with courses in accounting, medical insurance and coding, office administration, desktop publishing and more.


After completing this associate degree program, you’ll be ready to work in business, industry, government and medical offices. Qualify for jobs as an administrative assistant, office manager, records manager, receptionist, desktop publisher, web page designer and more. Other positions related to the field include:

  • administrative service managers
  • customer service representatives
  • data entry keyers
  • database administrators
  • executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants
  • file clerks
  • first-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
  • insurance claims and policy processing clerks
  • legal administrative assistants
  • medical administrative assistants and coders
  • office managers
  • presentation/graphics specialists
  • project coordinators

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