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Financial 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
ACC 201 Financial Accounting
OST 105 Introduction to Information Systems 3      
ENG 101 Writing I 3      
OST 110 Word Processing Applications 3     Requires consent of Instructor (OST 101 equivalent skills)
OST 160 Records & Database Management 3      

Second Semester:

Courses Credit Res Tr Notes
ACT 102 Fundamentals of Accounting II OR
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting
3     Students who took ACT 101 will take ACT 102; students who took ACC 201 will take ACC 202
OST 215 Office Procedures 3     Prereq/Coreq: OST 110
OST 240 Advanced Microsoft Applications 3     Prereq: OST 105
MAT 105 Business Mathematics OR
OST 213 Business Calculations for the Office Professional
3     or higher-level Quantitative Reasoning course

Third Semester:

Courses Credit Res Tr Notes
ACT 279 Computerized Accounting Systems 3     Prereq: ACT 102 or ACC 201
Or Coreq: ACT 102
Program Approved Course 3      
Program Approved Course 3      
OST 295 Administrative Office Technology Internship OR
COE 199 Cooperative Education
DIPLOMA TOTAL 38-39      

Program-Approved Courses:

Choose 6 hours from the following program-approved courses:

Courses Credit Res Tr Notes
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      
OST 225 Introduction to Desktop Publishing 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 January 2022