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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    Century College can be extremely affordable through financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

    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.

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our programs qualify for federal financial aid including Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and others.

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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