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Office Systems Technology (Degree)

The Office Systems Technology (OST) curriculum is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers related to office technology and to update and sharpen current skills. The program’s flexibility allows the student to take classes over the Internet while continuing to work full-time. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills directly related to their career and specifically targets existing occupational areas that are forecast by regional planning agencies to be growing ones.

The objectives of the OST program include preparing students to become employable through training in the occupational area; providing adequate information, learning opportunities, and hands-on practice to become proficient in using computer applications and office machines; and providing professional guidance and ethical foundations for the office environment.

Prerequisite : Use of the computer is essential for success in this program. Students enrolled in OST classes must be able to keyboard at a minimum rate of 30 words per minute (wpm), and they will be required to take a keyboarding test to verify that they meet this requirement. Those who cannot meet this requirement must take a keyboarding class to improve their skills prior to or concurrent with enrollment.

Graduation Requirements : A minimum of 62 semester hours is required for graduation with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Office Systems Technology.

Degree Requirements

First Year - First Semester

POFT 1329KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT FORMATTING

3 credit hours

POFT 1309ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE PROCEDURES I

3 credit hours

POFI 2301WORD PROCESSING

3 credit hours

POFT 1331NUMERIC KEYPAD APPLICATIONS

3 credit hours

ACNT 1303INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

First Year - Second Semester

ACNT 1311INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING

3 credit hours

POFI 1349SPREADSHEETS

3 credit hours

POFT 1328BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS

3 credit hours

POFI 2331DESKTOP PUBLISHING FOR THE OFFICE

3 credit hours

POFT 1319RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT I

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year - First Semester

POFI 2350DATABASES

3 credit hours

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

BCIS 1305BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

3 credit hours

POFT 1325BUSINESS MATH AND MACHINE APPLICATIONS

3 credit hours

POFT 2312BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE AND COMMUNICATION

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year - Second Semester

MATH 1332MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS

3 credit hours

POFT 2380COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND SECRETARIAL SCIENCE

3 credit hours

SPCH 1321BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEECH

3 credit hours

ARTS 1301ART APPRECIATION

3 credit hours

ECON 2301PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO)

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

*POFT2380 will constitute the capstone experience.