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Administrative Office Technology

Degree Options

  • Administrative Management Track

Diploma Options
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Financial Assistant
  • Office Assistant

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Administrative Assistant - Diploma

Administrative Office Technology

Developmental Courses as needed:

Courses Credit Res Tr Notes
RDG 20/100 3-6      
ENC 90/100 2-5      
MAT 55/61 3-4      

First Semester:

Courses Credit Res Tr Notes
ACT 101 Fundamentals of Accounting I OR
Higher Level Accounting Course
3      
OST 105 Introduction to Information Systems 3      
ENG 101 Writing I OR
OST 108 Editing Skills for Office Professionals
3      
OST 110 Word Processing Applications 3     Requires consent of Instructor (OST 101 equivalent skills)
OST 160 Records and Database Management 3      
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 15      

Second Semester:

Courses Credit Res Tr Notes
OST 210 Advanced Word Processing Applications 3     Prereq: OST 110
OST 215 Office Procedures 3     Prereq/Coreq: OST 110
OST 240 Advanced Microsoft Applications 3     Prereq: OST 105
MAT 105 Business Mathematics 3     or higher-level Quantitative Reasoning course
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 12      

Third Semester:

Courses Credit Res Tr Notes
Program Approved Course 3      
OST 225 Introduction to Desktop Publishing 3     Prereq: (OST 105 & OST 110) or Instructor consent
OST 235 Business Communications Technology 3     Prereq: (ENG 101 or OST 108) & OST 110
OST 295 Administrative Office Technology Internship OR
COE 199 Cooperative Education
3      
Program Approved Course 3      
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 15      
DIPLOMA TOTAL 42      

Program-Approved Courses:

Choose 6 hours from the following program-approved courses:

Courses Credit Res Tr Notes
ACT 279 Computerized Accounting Systems 3     Prereq ACT 102 or ACC 201
BAS 120 Personal Finance 3     Prereq: MAT 55
BAS 160 Introduction to Business 3      
ENG 102 Writing II 3     Prereq: ENG 101
OST 108 Editing Skills for Office Professionals 3      
OST 150 Transcription and Office Technology 3      

This Student Planning Sheet is the suggested sequence of courses; however, due to availability of courses, students may take courses out of sequence as long as prerequisites are met. Students are encouraged to see their assigned advisor for specific requirements.

Progression in the program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of "C" or better in all OST courses.

Requirements taken from the 2021-2022 KCTCS Catalog

Updated March 2022