Business and Technology Division

This concentration is designed to prepare students for employment in the office setting.

The growth of electronic word processing, computer-based file management, and the constant need to process office work in an efficient manner help form the basis of this area of study. Jobs and career positions in this field include secretary, word processing technician, office manager or office assistant.

Degree Advancement Program Agreement with MTSU

MTSU and Vol State have developed an AAS-to-BS program to allow students who earn an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Administrative Professional Technology at Vol State to transfer the majority of those credits to MTSU toward the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. This degree is offered through MTSU's University College in cooperation with the Tennessee Board of Regents.

MTSU provides a wealth of information about Degree Advancement Program on their website; including an information sheet about Administrative Professional Technology.

Gainful Employment Information

What job(s) might I get with this degree?
How long will it take me to complete this program?
Normal Time to Completion Percent of 2010-2011 Graduates Completing in Normal Time
1 Semesters 14%

Normal time is defined as the number of semesters that a student would be enrolled in a program if they attended on a full-time basis and enrolled in at least 15 hours per semester. The percentage of students completing on time does not take into consideration that some students take fewer than 15 hours during a semester.

What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?
Number of 2010-2011 Graduates Percent of 2010-2011 Graduates Employed in Field
8 75%

Note: Placement information is gathered in accordance with the standards of the Tennessee Board of Regents requirements. Placement data is gathered six months after graduation. Graduates are exempted from the placement rates in accordance with the standards of the Higher Education Authorization Act due to the following reasons: enrollment in further education, military service, a medical condition that prevents the graduate from working in his/her field of study, family or home responsibilities that prevent the graduate from working in his/her field of study.

How much will this program cost?
In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1813.50


Books and Supplies



On-Campus Room and Board

Not offered

Not offered

What are my financing options to pay for the program?
Source of Funds Median Amount for 2010-2011 Graduates

Median Debt for 2009-2010 Graduates


Median Debt from Title IV Loans


Median Debt from Other Sources


Note: Median loan amounts reflect the total borrowed from entry at the institution to completion of this program.