Administrative Office Technology / Accounting

Computers are indispensable tools of the modern office. In our Administrative Office Technology/Accounting program, students learn how they’re used to manage an organization’s money, employees and more.

Students are introduced to the following concepts, software and skills as they master the clerical and administrative duties that keep an office humming:

  • Computer hardware, software, peripheral devices and their roles in the information processing cycle
  • Business math and its applications in accounting, financial analysis, inventory management, etc.
  • Microsoft® Access®, Excel®, Outlook®, PowerPoint®, Publisher® and Word®, plus Google Apps™
  • Create and update business documents, spreadsheets, databases, presentations and publications

By completing assignments comparable to tasks they’d encounter in any office, students learn to organize files, manage correspondence and purchase supplies or equipment. Building skills necessary to deliver presentations and plan everything from staff meetings to international trips are important elements of the program, too.

Students also study business law and ethics and explore entrepreneurship by developing business plans. Upperclassmen are encouraged to test their skills in the real world by securing internships or co-op positions with local companies.

Industry Credentials

Administrative Office Technology/Accounting students can earn the following certifications and credentials in high school:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist/Access via Certiport®
  • Microsoft Office Specialist/Excel via Certiport
  • Microsoft Office Specialist/Outlook via Certiport
  • Microsoft Office Specialist/PowerPoint via Certiport
  • Microsoft Office Specialist/Project via Certiport
  • Microsoft Office Specialist/Word via Certiport
  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI

College Credits

The following schools have articulation agreements with LCTI that allow Administrative Office Technology/Accounting students to earn college credit for work they complete in high school:

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College

Career Pathways

with industry credentials:
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Receptionist
with associate degree:
  • Executive Secretary
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal Assistant
with bachelor’s degree:
  • Accountant
  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Human Resource Manager


Teacher: Elaine Beam




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Industry Partners

Representatives from the following local businesses serve on the Administrative Office Technology/Accounting program’s Occupational Advisory Council:

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Manpower Inc.
  • Olympus Corp.

Student Organizations

Administrative Office Technology/Accounting students are eligible for membership in the following Career & Technical Student Organizations, or CTSOs:

  • FBLA
  • SkillsUSA

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Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.