Office Technology

What type of job can I get?

Medical Assistant

Computer Support Specialist

Legal Secretary

Medical Secretaries

Health Services Administrator


Job outlook & wages

Median Wage in MT*:  $27,160 - $35,990

Median Wage in US*: $28,860 - $46,260

Expected Growth in MT*: 11.7% - 19.9%

Expected Growth in US*: 13.8% - 33.9%

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau


Degrees / Certificates

Associate of Applied Science – Administrative Office Management Specialist

Associate of Applied Science – Medical Administrative Specialist

Certificate of Applied Science – Computer Skills Specialist

Certificate of Applied Science – Legal Support Specialist

Certificate of Applied Science – Medical Assisting


What you’ll learn

The Office Technology two-year program prepares students for careers in a variety of office environments.  A core curriculum is offered in office, accounting, and computer skills utilizing advanced office applications and software that are applicable to future employment.  The Office Technology program offers two-year degree options on Medical Administrative Specialist and Administrative Office Management Specialist.  One year certificates of Applied Science are offered in the areas of Medical Assisting, Computer Skills Specialist, and Legal Support Specialist.  Students must have a computer competency equal to CAPP131 Basic MS Office (basic Windows, Internet, Word, and Excel) to be determined through placement testing at enrollment.  Students who do not meet these requirements will be required to take CAPP131 Basic MS Office at the beginning of their program, and the credits may be used to meet the elective requirements in later semesters.


Program cost

$4,000 - $7,959 (Depending on Length of Program)

Potential employers

Federal and state agencies, physician and other health care offices, and law firms


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