Administrative Professional Technology

  • AAS
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If you are organized, detail-oriented, and work well with others, a career as an administrative professional could be for you. Earn an administrative professional technology degree online or on campus at Nashville State. Choose from two pathways that will prepare you for a career in either business office administration or healthcare office administration.

Associate of Applied Science

With an A.A.S. in Administrative Professional Technology, you will be able learn to use Microsoft Office applications, prepare documents, manage files, effectively communicate, and think critically to solve problems. 


Two years


About $9,490 total in tuition and fees.


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After Nashville State

The Administrative Professional Technology A.A.S. degree will prepare you for an office administration position such as receptionist, office manager, or administrative assistant. Contact Career Services for a jump start on your job search.


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Campus Availability: Courses for this degree are available at a variety of campus locations and online. To check current course offerings check class schedule.

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Administrative Professional Technology Pathways

There are many environments where an administrative professional can work. Choose a pathway to focus your education.

Business Office

The business office pathway will teach you the skill set required of administrative professionals in today’s business office environment. Courses are designed to ensure expertise in current office procedures, software applications, editing and proofreading, critical thinking, office management, and interpersonal skills.

Medical Office

The medical office pathway will prepare you for jobs related to the business operation of a medical office. Employment opportunities could include medical receptionist, medical administrative assistant, or medical records clerk. The program will provide you with skills in software applications, office procedures, electronic health records, and business communications.

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Get the Best Education from an Accredited Program

Our Administrative Professional Technology A.A.S. degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Get an education certified by a nationally recognized organization.

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Get an education certified by a nationally recognized organization.

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Join the Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society

Administrative Professional Technology A.A.S. students are eligible for membership in Kappa Beta Delta (KBD) which is an international honor society established by the ACBSP. KBD encourages and recognizes scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management, and administration pursuing associate degrees.  

Be encouraged as we promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Boost your résumé, enhance your education, and join KBD.


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Credit for What You Know

You may be eligible to earn college credit based on the experience you already have. This experience could come from your job, the military, and more.


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Ruth Green

Secretary III

Room C-237C, White Bridge Campus

Karen Stevenson

Dean of School of Business and Professional Studies

Room C-237, White Bridge Campus


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Beverly Collins

Associate Professor, Administrative Professional Tech.

Room C-232D, White Bridge Campus

Karen Kendrick

Associate Professor, Administrative Professional Tech.

Room C-232C, White Bridge Campus