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​​​​Business Office Technology

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Office Technology offers three areas of emphasis: Administrative Assistant, Legal and Medical.

The two-year degree provides necessary business and office technology and interpersonal skills to succeed in the job market. The degree is designed to prepare students through a program of study to demonstrate entry-level skills for a career as an administrative assistant, medical office assistant, or a legal office assistant. Depending on background and career objectives, developmental skills and other preparatory course work may be required in addition to the 60-66 credit hours requirement.

A Business Office Technology diploma and certificates for Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Office Technology,  Medical Transcriptionist, or Legal Technology are also available to meet the needs of employees in the health care and legal communities.

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 Administrative Assistant

The Mid-Plains Community College Associate of Applied Science in Business Office Technology with an emphasis in Administrative Assistant is a two-year program that prepares students to be administrative assistants. Students develop skills in communication, general and specific office tasks, and computer applications. Upon completing the program, students would have the necessary skills to work in a variety of business settings.

 Legal Assistant

The Mid-Plains Community College Associate of Applied Science in Business Office Technology with an emphasis in Legal is a two-year program that provides specialized training in legal office technology as well as the opportunity to develop proficiency in communication, general and specific office tasks, and computer applications. The program provides the student with an understanding of specific legal office duties. Graduates will be employable in private legal offices and in municipal, state and federal government agencies.

The 18 credit hours Legal Office Technology Certificate meets the needs of employees in the legal office community by developing specific skills to assure job-entry competency. 

Medical Office

The Mid-Plains Community College Associate of Applied Science in Business Office Technology Medical Emphasis is a two-year program that provides specialized training in medical office technology including medical terminology, scheduling, billing, insurance, transcription and office management. Students will also develop skills in communication, general and specific office tasks, and computer applications. 

Medical Transcriptionist Certificate

The 18 credit hours Medical Transcriptionist Certificate meets the needs of employees in the health care field by developing specific skills to assure job-entry competency. 

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

The 18 credit hour Medical Billing and Coding Certificate meets the needs of employees in the medical billing and coding field by developing specific skills to assure job entry competency.

Program Objectives

  • Acquire entry-level skills for employment in an office environment in one of the emphasis areas.
  • Operate modern computer equipment utilizing software application packages.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate appropriate human relations skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical reasoning and principles in relation to entry-level employment.

Employment Opportunities

The Business Technology Program is intended for students seeking employment immediately following graduation. Opportunities exist in business, law, education, agriculture, health care, transportation, e-commerce, and other industries.

Gainful Employment Information

Business Office Technology Diploma
Legal Office Technology Certificate
Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
Medical Office Technology Certificate
Medical Transcriptionist Certificate

Recommended Electives

Electives may be selected from non-program business technology classes, business, computer science, information technology or other related courses recommended by your business office technology advisor.