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Business Office Technology Degree & Certificate: Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeper and More

In the Business Office Technology program, students will learn skills that will aid you in any industry. Students will become fast, proficient, knowledgeable office workers who embody true professionalism. This program is great for students pursuing an administrative assistant certificate, a career in Database Management and more.

Business Office Technology student working in lab

What to Know at a Glance


2 year associate degree (60 sch);
1 year certificate (42 sch);
1 year certificate (42 sch);
1 semester award (9 sch)


A blend of face-to-face and online

Scheduling Options

Full-time; Part-time;
Day classes; Night classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

About Business Office Technology

Students will learn office procedures, computer applications, business communications, and more in the Business Office Technology program at Texarkana College. The skills learned in this program will prepare you to succeed in any business office setting, or if pursuing an administrative assistant certificate..

Administrative Office Procedures

Study of current office procedures including telephone skills, time management, travel and meeting arrangements, mail processing, and other duties and responsibilities in an office environment.

Speed and Accuracy Building

Review, correct, and improve keyboarding techniques for the purpose of increasing speed and improving accuracy.  This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

Introduction to Accounting II

A study of accounting for merchandising, notes payable, notes receivable, valuation of receivables and equipment, and valuation of inventories in a manual and computerized environment.


  • ​​Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving
  • Customer Service
  • Organization
  • Time Management

Business Office Technology

Medical Office Procedures

Possible Careers and Salaries

Administrative Assistant


Executive Secretary


Legal Assistant


Municipal Clerk


Bookeeping Clerk


Tuition Costs

Approximate total program cost for full-time in-district (Bowie County residents) is $6,295.

Program Contacts

Shawna Watkins

Business Technology Faculty

Christina Puente

Business Technology Assistant Instructor

Lisa Bowen

Business Technology Assistant Instructor

Thomas Holt

Director of Workforce Education

Contact Texarkana College to Get Started

For immediate assistance:

Shawna Watkins

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