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Administrative Support Technology/Medical Office Specialist

Faculty/Advisor List:
Name E-mail Phone Number
Jane Jones 276-523-2400, ext. 249
Sabrina Ward 276-523-2400, ext. 224

Program requirements:
Administrative Support Technology [PDF]
Medical Office Specialist [PDF]
Clerical Assistant [PDF]

Administrative Support Technologists perform office and administrative duties which require expertise in office procedures, computer applications, word processing, desktop publishing, telephone techniques, and records management.

Medical Office Specialist students in the AST program may choose to concentrate their studies in the medical field. They perform duties utilizing specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic or laboratory procedures.

Get Started with a Certificate
Individuals may begin their training in one-year Clerical Assistant certificate programs.

The AST program prepares students for:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
  • Certified Professional Secretary (CPS)
  • Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

MECC Administrative Support Technology students gain on-site training through internships with local employers. Internships can lead to great employment opportunities.

Employers want AST graduates who:

  • Enjoy the office environment and have the ability to perform a variety of office tasks
  • Are proficient in microcomputer applications
  • Have excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Have excellent decision-making and critical thinking skills
  • Exhibit team work and team-building skills

Entry-level salaries range from $18,000- $29,000. Salaries with experience range from $24,920 to $38,370.

Entry-level salaries begin at $20,000 and go higher depending upon the area of the country, level of education, and length of time in the accounting profession. 

You will find other MECC graduates at:
Commonwealth’s Attorney Office — Lee County, Commonwealth’s Attorney Office — Wise County, Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, Computer Learning Center, Eastman Chemical Company, Indian Path Hospital, Lee, Scott, and Wise County Courthouses, Local doctors’ and attorneys’ offices, Local discount store offices, Mountain Empire Community College, Norton Community Hospital, Red Onion State Prison, Sykes, Wallens Ridge State Prison, Wellmont Lee Regional Medical Center, Wellmont Mountain View Regional Medical Center

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