Fast Track Office Administration Degree

Earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Office Technology in 15 months and get started on your career. Starting Spring 2018!

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Phone: (505) 224-3811

CNM Ingenuity has partnered with CNM’s School of Business and Information Technology to offer an accelerated Degree in Office Technology with a concentration in Office Technology. You can earn this Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in less than two years.

Administrative Assistants, Legal Administrative Assistants and Medical Office Manager positions are some of the most sought after professions. Employees with backgrounds in office procedures, interpersonal relations, accounting, and computer applications are in high demand. This Fast Track program provides opportunities for you to develop those marketable skills!

The program is designed with the busy professional in mind. Therefore, the classes in this program run in 7 week blocks: two blocks per term, and one 7 – 12-week summer block. By taking classes in the evening and online, you can complete your degree quicker.

Our Cohort Model of learning coupled with our team of faculty make it possible to complete your degree in less time than a traditional education system. Our faculty are highly qualified and have a background working in the industry. 

Student Perks

  • Registration is done for you each term and your classes are guaranteed to be offered each term.
  • You receive a Windows computer laptop.
  • E-books are embedded in each course.
  • Dinner is provided before each face-to-face class session, from 5 – 5:30 pm.
  • Centrally located parking is provided.
  • Support and mentorship provided throughout the program from:
    • Former students
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • School Advisor
    • School Achievement Coach
    • CNM Job Connection Services

Spring 2018 Dates

  • Application Deadline: Monday, November 20, 2017
  • Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, January 08, 2018
  • First Day of Class: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Information Sessions

Learn about all our Fast Track programs by attending an information session.




The cost for the Business Administration Fast Track is $8,499. This includes all tuition, fees, textbooks and other perks noted above. 

Financial Aid

Fill out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and contact a CNM Financial Aid advisor. We accept all forms of Federal and State financial aid, including Pell Grant and Student Loans. We also accept the following payment methods:

  • VA Benefits
  • Employer Tuition Reimbursement/Remission
  • 3rd Party Pay
  • Self Pay
    • Payment Plans available

Admission and Applications Requirements

Applying to the OTEC Fast Track program is a four-tiered application process

  1. Apply to CNM.

    Transcripts from any previous colleges that you may have attended should be submitted.

  2. Take the Accuplacer test for appropriate placement for college level courses.

    If you took the Accuplacer within the past five years, these scores can be considered for accurate placement. Accuplacer exams can be taken any CNM Assessment Center.

  3. Apply to the OTEC Fast Track program: You must submit the online application along with a Participation Essay. This essay is used in part to determine eligibility for acceptance to the program. You should discuss your background, your current work experience and your goals – things that motivate you to be involved in this accelerated program.

Educational Opportunities

The Office Technology Associate of Applied Science degree. (AAS) is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business School Programs (ACBSP). For more information about transfer options, contact the School Advisor for CNM’s School of Business & Information Technology at (505) 224-3811.

Employment Prospects

Contact CNM’s Job Connection Services for gainful employment information related to the Fast Track Associate Degree program.

Class Schedule

Classes are held two nights a week from 5:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. and also include online work.

  • Fall Cohort Nights: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Spring Cohort Nights: Monday and Wednesday

Program Courses

The following courses are included in the program and required to complete your degree.

ACCT 1109- Business Math
ACCT 1410- QuickBooks
BA 1101- Introduction to Business
BA 1131- Business Professionalism
BA 1121- Business English
CIS 1120- Microsoft Word
CIS 1173- Excel Complete
CIS 1150- MS Outlook
CIS 1145- Microsoft PowerPoint
CIS 1183 – Access Complete
COMM 2221 – Interpersonal Communications Studies
ENG 1101- College Writing
IT 1010- Computer Concepts
MATH 1210- Methods of Problem Solving
OTEC 1101/1102/1103 Keyboarding Series
OTEC 1125- Writing, Proofreading & Editing
OTEC 1161 – Records and Information Management
OTEC 1170- Telephone Techniques
OTEC 2201- Document Production & Integration
OTEC 2260- Office Procedures
PSY 1105- Introduction to Psychology

If you have questions about the sequence of courses or meeting prerequisites, please contact the BIT School Advisor.

Location of Classes

Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113 (map)


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