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(63 Credit Hours)

This Specialization focuses on careers in office administration. Depending on the curriculum options selected, graduates will prepare for positions such as office systems managers, senior administrative assistant, executive office administrators, senior word processing specialists, administrative assistants, office receptionists, software applications specialist, customer service representative, executive secretary, software trainer, or help desk specialist.

Office Systems Technology – AS Degree

Program Requirements  
General Education Requirements 17 credits
Recommended Courses and Electives 46 credits
Total 63 credits

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Fall Term Course Credits
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
OST 1100 Beginning PC Typing   OR  
OST 1110 Intermediate PC Typing 3
CIS 1931 Microcomputer Concepts 3
OST 1330 Skills for Transcription  (Fall Term only)
  Total  12
Spring Term Course Credits
SPC 1608 Public Speaking
OST 1335 Business Communication 3
ANY Humanities General Education
  Elective** 3
   Total 12
Summer Term Course Credits
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology 3
MNA 1320
HR Recruitment Interviewing, and Selecting 3
  Total 6


Fall Term Course Credits
Mathematics General Ed
OST 1813 Desktop Publishing 3
APA 1111 Basic Accounting 3
OST 2501 Office Administration  (Fall Term only)
  Total 12
Spring Term Course Credits
OST 2357 Electronic Records Management (Spring Term only)


SLS 1261 Personal Skills for Business 3
PSY 2012 General Psychology 3
OST 2145 Data Entry Applications * 3
  Total 12
Summer Term Course Credits
CGS 2108
Advanced Computer Applications
  Electives **
  Total 9
**Electives—Select 9 credits from the following:
CGS 1100 Introduction to Computers & Technology 3
CTS 1305 Introduction to Networking 3
CGS 1555 Introduction to the Internet 3
LIS 1004 Introduction to Internet Research 1
OST 1110 Intermediate PC Typing 3
OST 1941 Office Systems Technology Internship 3
MNA 1325
HR Statistical Aaalysys, Compensation and Benefits

*Prerequisites and/or corequisite is required. See course description
#Prerequisites satisfied by sequential registration in shortened terms.
NOTE: Students may enroll an unlimited number of times in word processing specialization courses (OST 1741, 2742, 2743) to learn various word processing software packages.