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Transform yourself into an office technology expert at Wharton County Junior College. Our Business Office Technology program prepares you for careers as an administrator, bank teller, bookkeeper, and more. Find out more and apply today.

Program Details

Learn more about our business office technology program and find course descriptions in the WCJC Catalog
The Associate of Applied Science program takes two years to complete and mixes coursework with practical experience. The curriculum includes an in-depth study of:
  • Software used in modern offices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and QuickBooks 
  • Communication skills 
  • Systematizing information about transactions and activities into accounts and quantitative records
  • Paying and receiving money
  • Generally accepted office procedures

With a degree in Business Office Technology, you can find a career as a

  • Technical Education Teacher: $61,160*
  • Teller: $36,310*
  • Bookkeeper: $45,560*
  • Payroll Specialist: $49,630*
  • Administrative Assistant: $39,680*
  • Accounting Assistant: $45,560*

*Salaries are approximate as provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Certificates in Business Office Technology

We offer a Level I and Level II office technology certificates, in addition to occupational skills awards.  Within these certificates, you can focus in three areas.
Occupational Skills Award
This 9 semester credit award focuses on building skills in commonly used software applications and the basic knowledge for entry level jobs such as office clerk or other related positions.  All courses in this award apply to both the Level 1 and Level 2 certificates.
Level I Certificate
This provides an introduction to the field of business office technology. You will be qualified for an entry-level position as an office specialist, office clerk, receptionist, or other related role in just one semester.
Level I Certificate
This provides basic knowledge to perform human resource activities. These include payroll transactions, payroll tax compliance, and filing of all quarterly and yearly payroll tax reports. This program takes one year to complete.
Level II Certificate
This program provides fundamental knowledge in the field of business office technology. It builds on the knowledge gained in the Level I programs. It also provides a more in-depth study of accounting methods and software, word processing, and professional practices. TSI readiness is required. This program takes one year to complete.

Meet the Faculty

Ms. Siewert started teaching accounting at WCJC in 2010. She has previously taught accounting at other institutions. Siewert has many years of experience working for corporations including Texaco/Shell Lubricants and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Education:

  • B.B.A., Accounting, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
  • M.B.A., Accounting, University of Houston, Clear Lake, Houston, TX
  • C.P.A., Certified Public Accountant

Office: Sugar Land, Brazos Hall 211
Phone: (281) 243-8547
Email: siewertc@wcjc.edu 

Ms. Falloon has been teaching courses at WCJC since 2006. She has many years of experience working for corporations including The Methodist Hospital System. She also owns a successful business. 

Education: 

  • B.B.A., Business Administration, American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL
  • M.B.A., Management/Marketing, American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL  
  • Ph.D., Organization and Management, General Business, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Email: falloond@wcjc.edu 

Mr. Glades has been teaching business classes at WCJC since 2019. Glades has many years of experience in the accounting field and has also owned his own C.P.A. practice.

Education:

  • B.S., Accounting, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. VA.
  • M.B.A., Business Administration, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. VA.
  • C.P.A., Certified Public Accountant

Email: gladesk@wcjc.edu 

Dr. Henry has taught at WCJC since 2022. She has experience in the field of health administration and health business areas and ample experience in teaching. 

Education:

  • B.B.A., Business Management, University of Texas, Brownsville
  • M.B.A., Concentration in Healthcare Management, University of Texas, Tyler
  • Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Concordia University, Chicago 

Email: henryv@wcjc.edu 

Mr. Lozada has been teaching classes at WCJC since 2013 as well as at other local institutions. He has many years of experience in the accounting field, working in the construction business.

Education:

  • M.B.A., Concentration in Accounting, University of Saint Thomas, Houston
  • M.B.A., Concentration in Finance, University of Saint Thomas, Houston

Email: lozadar@wcjc.edu 

Mr. Martin has been teaching at WCJC since 2017. He has extensive business experience in both domestic and international operations, and a strong desire to train future generations of business leaders.

Education:

  • B.A. in Accountancy, University of Houston
  • M.B.A., Western Governors University 

Email: martinmi@wcjc.edu 

Ms. McClelland has been teaching at WCJC since 1999. McClelland has experience working for large corporations including Conoco, Inc. and MetLife. 

Education:

  • B.S., Office Administration, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

Office: Wharton Campus. Peace Building 106 B
Phone: (979) 532-6415
Email: MaryMc@wcjc.edu 

Ms. Ray has taught at WCJC since 2017. Her experience includes teaching as a full-time accounting instructor, as well as the VP/Controller at Smart Financial Credit Union.

Education:

  • B.S., Accountancy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
  • M.S., Accountancy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

Email: rayd@wcjc.edu 

Ms. Spillers has many years of administrative, supervisory, and management experience, including payroll and tax, customer service and accounting.

Education: 

  • B.S., Business Administrtion, University of Houston, Victoria
  • M.B.A., Strategic Finance, University of Houston, Victoria

Email: spillerst@wcjc.edu 

Mr. Walkowicz has been teaching courses at various colleges since 2016.  He has many years of experience working in management and owns a consulting business.

Education:

  • B.A., Education, Siena College, Albany, NY
  • M.A.O.M., Organizational Management, University of Phoenix, San Francisco, CA
  • Ph.D., Organization and Management / Leadership, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Email: walkowiczj@wcjc.edu 

Sharpen Your Skills. Prepare for Your Career.

I use what I learned throughout the completion of the program on a daily basis. I truly value all that I learned and all of the incredible instructors who shared their wealth of knowledge.
Angela Manna
A.A.S. Office Administration ‘16
Ms. Manna earned her A.A.S. in Office Administration at WCJC and continued her career as a WCJC Admissions Officer.
Anna Hanna Hand

Additional Information

Archived Administrative Master Syllabi

SCANS Matrix:

Business Office Technology - A.A.S. Degree
In district tuition: $7,980
Out of district tuition: $11,640
Out of state tuition: $14,760
Books: $1,365

Administrative Assistant - Level II Certificate
In district tuition: $3,990
Out of district tuition: $5,820
Out of state tuition: $7,380
Books: $704

Office Specialist - Level 1 Certificate
In district tuition: $1,995
Out of district tuition: $2,910
Out of state tuition: $3,960
Books: $485

Payroll Specialist - Level 1 Certificate
In district tuition: $2,261
Out of district tuition: $3,298
Out of state tuition: $4,182
Books: $890

Business Office Technology - Occupational Skills Award
In district tuition: $1,197
Out of district tuition: $1,746
Out of state tuition: $2,214
Books: $334

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  • Belinda Bonilla - CCG, Houston, TX
  • Angelica Guzman - Former Student, Rosenberg, TX
  • Vicki Hudson - Wharton County Junior College, Wharton, TX
  • Rhonda Jones, CAP - Rhoda Jones Business Consulting, Houston, TX
  • Lauren Krasucky - Needville High School, Needville, TX
  • Jessica Luna - City of Sugar Land, Sugar Land, TX
  • Debra Pruitt, CAP/OM, CPM - City of Houston, Houston, TX
  • Shelly Utz - Lamberti USA, Inc., Hungerford, TX