Office Administration

One-Year Certificate


Students who choose to study office administration within the business program at COTC gain knowledge and skills to prepare them for employment in an office setting. Office administrators focus on technical processes and perform clerical skills that help a business or organization manage day-to-day operations. 


The Office Administration Certificate aligns with the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) – Certified Administrative Professional Certificate.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

The office administration certificate can be completed fully online. Students can also choose to take some classes face-to-face. 

How quickly can I complete the office administration certificate?

The office administration certificate can be completed in just two semesters.

Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?

Each program at COTC has a plan of study that lists the courses students take to complete a certificate or degree.  

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college?

COTC awards $1 million in scholarships to students each year!

Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships and loans. 

Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for some scholarships. Other scholarships require an application. 

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email

Can I pursue an associate degree after I complete the certificate?

Students who complete the office administration certificate are encouraged to keep going because they are well on their way to completing the business management technology associate degree. 

How do I get started at COTC?

Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then follow the COTC Steps to Enroll to get started.