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Office Systems Technologies Associate Degree

Office Systems Technologies Associates Degree

The two-year Associate of Arts Degree program in Office Systems Technologies requires a total of 60 semester credit hours. The curriculum is designed to develop appropriate knowledge, skill, and attitudes needed by office professionals.

The Office Systems Technologies program prepares individuals for a lifetime of learning and growth. The OST graduate will be competent in the concepts of office systems methodologies and capable of applying these concepts in structured and non-structured problems in an office environment. In addition to the basic office skills and computer application courses, students get a foundation in supervisory management, business communications, office administration, records and information management, economics, and accounting.

Most of this program is available online.

Curriculum for Office Systems Technologies


Office Systems Technologies Requirements

  • Choose three of the following  - 9 hours
    • OST 101C - Keyboarding
    • OST 220C - Word Processing,
    • OST 221C - Desktop Publishing, or 
    • OST 222C - Advanced Desktop Publishing
  • OST 217C - Transcription - 3 hours
  • OST 225C - Records & Information Management - 3 hours 
  • OST 255C - Office Administration - 3 hours 
  • BUS 110C/ACC 200C - Basic Accounting I or Acct. - Financial - 3 hours
  • BUS 214C - Business Communications - 3 hours 
  • BUS 248C - Supervisory Management - 3 hours 
  • CSCI 145C - Intro to Computing - 3 hours 
  • INS 270C - Electronic Spreadsheets - 3 hours 
  • Business Electives (Advisor Approved) - 6 hours

Subtotal 39 hours

 General Education Requirements

Category A

  • ENGL 100C - Intro to College Writing - 3 hours
  • COMN 161C - Business and Professional Speaking - 3 hours

Category B Elective - 3 hours

Category C

  • ECO 150C - Intro to Economics - 3 hours
  • Category C Elective - 3 hours

Category D

  • MA 109C - General Math or MA 116C - College Algebra - 3 hours

Electives - 3 hours

Subtotal 21 hours

Total Hours in the Program 60 hours


Office Systems Technologies Degree

Program Coordinator and Advisor 

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Linda Todd
Email Linda
270.780.2547
186 South Campus

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 Last Modified 9/25/14