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Office Systems Technology

Office Professionals combine computer expertise plus communication skills to keep the office running smoothly.

Do you enjoy working with people and technology, being reliable and organized, using communication skills, and providing excellent customer service?  Office Systems Technology (OST) has a career plan for you.  The Office Systems Technology program prepares students to work in an integrated office environment of people, processes, and technologies. 

Job titles may include staff assistant, administrative assistant, office assistant, and secretary. These personnel use a variety of office technology and computer-based applications (word processing, electronic mail, desktop publishing, graphics, database, and spreadsheet). They support and help facilitate accurate communication and information exchange to internal and external customers on a timely basis.  Technical courses combined with general education courses prepare students for today’s workforce and provide a basis for lifelong learning, a necessity for the workforce of the future. Program graduates are employed in a professional office, education, government, business or industry. You may also work as an administrative assistant, office assistant, office manager or financial assistant. You'll help maintain the accurate flow of communication to customers on a daily basis.

 

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Office Systems Technology - Administrative Track (60-61 credit hours)

Diplomas

Certificates

  • Administrative (30 credit hours)
  • Data Entry Operator (6 credit hours)
  • Financial Assistant Clerk (18 credit hours)
  • Financial Assistant Trainee (12 credit hours)
  • Financial Record Keeper (30 credit hours)
  • Integrated Office Skills ( 21 credit hours)
  • Receptionist (12 credit hours)

For course description, see the Program Brochure.
For an example of a sequence of courses, see the Course Sequence Example.
For specific course requirements, see the KCTCS Course Catalog.
For program costs, see the estimate worksheet

For Gainful Employment, seeGainful Employment Disclosure Information.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain a full-time status.  This may vary if transitional/developmental classes are needed.

For more information

  • Janel Doyle, OST Program Coordinator, Associate Professor - (270) 901-1058
  • Susan Harmon, Associate Professor - (270) 901-1085

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.