About the Program

Today many companies view information as the way to gain a competitive edge. As a result, administrative assistant positions are becoming more important and more technology based. To be successful in today’s technical environment, excellent skills in oral and written communication, business knowledge and software/hardware knowledge are a necessity. The Office Technology program encourages an active, hands-on learning environment that helps you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for tomorrow’s job market. You will learn tools to encourage both professional and personal growth, such as: 

  • Working in an office environment using software and processes utilized by business, medical, and legal professionals
  • Combining business applications and advanced technology in the creation, formatting, and finalization of documents
  • Helping clients, co-workers, and employers manage information to gain a competitive advantage

Cost & Financial Aid

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    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

    Financial Aid

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs quality for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College's Federal School Code is 010546.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

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Potential Job Titles

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  • Administrative Assistant
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Receptionist/Information Clerk

Salary Data

Administrative Assistant
Average Wage: $19.78/hour
Top Earners: $27.27/hour

Human Resource Assistant
Average Wage: $20.37/hour
Top Earners: $28.41/hour

Receptionist/Information Clerk
Average Wage: $14.46/hour
Top Earners: $19.33/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu