Administrative Office Technologies AAS

MCC’s Administrative Office Technologies AAS program provides the career training you need to become an administrative assistant, office manager, administrative manager, and many other office professional roles. The curriculum focuses on the latest application software and technologies used, virtual technologies, office procedures, keyboarding, and communication skills. Upon completion of the program, you will have the technological, administrative, and interpersonal skills—as well as the initiative, confidence, and decision-making ability—to be an effective member of an office team.

Upon completion of advanced-level software courses, you are eligible to sit for one or more of the Microsoft Office Specialist™ (MOS) exams. Having these certifications can open doors to advancement and new workplace opportunities.

MCC’s program allows you to build on your skills with stackable certificates in Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Microsoft Skills, Virtual Office Assistant, Medical Administration, Desktop Publishing, or Administrative Office Technologies that you can earn as you work toward your AAS degree.

Proficiency Exam Information

If you believe you are proficient in the knowledge and skills taught in a particular AOT course, the AOT Department offers several proficiency exams, similar to a final exam, that may be completed to demonstrate your knowledge and skill to receive course credit. Read about the proficiency exam procedures »

Contact (815) 455-8690 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $10,492

Credit Hours to Complete: 60

Weeks to Complete: 64

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Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-105#3 hrs,AOM-101#3 hrs,AOM-120#3 hrs,BUS-150#3 hrs,SPE-151#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr
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What you need to know about getting your Administrative Office Technologies AAS (CIP 52.0401)

Total Administrative Office Technologies AAS Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $7,290 $19,749 $27,763.8 $27,763.8
Additional Costs $3,202 $3,202 $3,202 $3,202
Program Total $10,492 $22,951 $30,965.8 $30,965.8

What makes MCC's Administrative Office Technologies AAS better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

  • Credits earned in the certificate programs are stackable towards the AOT AAS degree (see above), helping you achieve your educational goals faster, and earning multiple credentials as you go.
  • Students completing this degree will complete the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams, earning nationally recognized credentials.
  • Many AOT courses have reduced or zero textbook costs, with more courses added each academic year.
  • Classes include course projects common to industry.
  • You may participate in Scots for Non-Profits, volunteering at a local non-profit organization, toward earning graduation Silver Cord hours.
  • You'll learn from educated and experienced faculty who will share their valuable experience, knowledge, and troubleshooting skills with you.

How will MCC's Administrative Office Technologies AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

Ask about internships for college credit and job shadowing opportunities!

What have graduates gone on to do?

Students retooled or refined their skills towards a promotion or advancing or changing careers. Some students have secured a part-time or “stepping-stone” position after certificate completion while working towards the degree. Other students have completed the degree to obtain their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications to improve or enhance their skills and knowledge towards excelling in their careers.

Outside the Classroom

To further your career, you may seek national certification credentials beyond MCC's certificate. Organizations offering certification exams include:

  • Mission

    The mission of McHenry County College’s Administrative Office Technologies program is to develop students who are skilled in current software, technology, keyboarding, document formatting, communication, and interpersonal skills. MCC students shall be distinguishable by their critical thinking, effective communication, professionalism, and technical competency. Students will use current and contemporary practices to demonstrate mastery of the Program Learning Outcomes.

  • Program Learning Objectives

    Students will:

    1. Demonstrate proficiency and use of current software relevant to the administrative field.
    2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient keyboarding skills.
    3. Apply problem-solving and technology skills in a business environment.
    4. Proofread, review, and edit to create error-free documents.
    5. Use discipline-specific terminology in verbal and written communications.

AOT Program Staff


(815) 455-8739

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.