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College of Applied and Technical Studies
Associate of Applied Business in Office Technology
Course Delivery

100% online

Total Credits


Approximate Program Cost


Available Concentration

Medical Billing/Coding Office

*Based on 12-18 semester hours for a full-time student, completing program in 4 semesters.

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Business degree in Office Technology focuses primarily on front-end office functions, in which employees use technology for daily job responsibilities that may include producing business documents, designing presentations, generating data reports and creating financial spreadsheets. Students use the most current versions of business software applications and learn the fundamentals of accounting, automated records management, business communications and resource management.

Graduates gain a wide variety of computer application skills needed for gainful employment in office administrative support positions, including office assistant, accounting clerk, office manager, administrative coordinator, executive administrative and administrative assistant–technology.

A Medical Billing/Coding Office concentration is available for this program, which provides a basic understanding of software, medical terminology, billing/coding and procedures used in medical settings such as hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices and outsourcing facilities involved with providing billing operations.

Program Structure

  • 61 minimum total credit hours
  • About 22 courses

Admissions Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Important Dates

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Courses for the online AAB in Office Technology cover a range of topics essential to professionals in technology-facing office and administrative roles. These include word processing, database and spreadsheet applications, resource management, other current technologies, accounting and workgroup productivity software. All students must also take 9 credit hours of applied business electives and 15 credit hours of Kent Core requirements to complete the program. Students who choose the Medical Billing/Coding Office concentration will take an additional 12 credit hours of topical coursework, while students who do not select a concentration will complete 12 further credit hours of coursework on general business technologies.


All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$283 lower division
$331.20 upper division
$849 lower division
$993.60 upper division
Approximate Cost: $12,400 $293 lower division
$341.20 upper division
$879 lower division
$1,023.60 upper division
Approximate Cost: $13,000

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Attention Regional Campus Students: There is an additional $155.75 per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $107.10 per credit hour for upper division fully online regional campus courses. This fee excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies and Associate of Applied Business programs.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Undergraduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.



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