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Office Technology

What will I learn in this program?

The Office Technology curriculum is a one-year program leading to a Certificate of Achievement in Office Technology. It is designed for students working or planning to work in office-support positions in business, industry, and government. Typical job titles include administrative assistant, secretary, office assistant, office clerk, and office specialist. 

Courses are offered at the Ocean Campus, with some courses offered online. Classes in these programs earn college credit, and there is a fee for tuition (financial aid is available). The CCSF job matching program and the CCSF Career Connection provide assistance finding jobs. 

City College also offers tuition-free (“noncredit”) classes in this area. For more information about noncredit programs, please visit

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay? 

What “demand” is expected for these jobs?
Typical job titles and average annual salaries are shown below.


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Executive Secretaries



Office Clerks, General



Receptionists / Information Clerks



Secretaries, (excluding legal, medical, executive)



Word Processors and Typists


Less Demand

Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?

Students must apply for admission to City College and register for the classes in the program.

Does this program have any special costs?

Students must pay for tuition and books.

How long will it take to complete this program?

1 year.

How do I get more information on this program?

This link displays a one-page flyer with detailed program information:

For more information about this and other business programs, please visit the department website at

To apply to the college and to see a current schedule of classes, please visit

On the website, look under “Student Services” for information about new student counseling, financial aid, and other important topics.

Business Department Office: 
Ocean Campus, Cloud 105
(415) 239-3203

Program coordinator: 
Margaret Hock
(415) 239-3116