Office Systems Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Skilled office personnel are vital to the smooth, efficient running of a business. Without them, corporations, government and thousands of public and private organizations would come to a standstill. Busy executives rely on office professionals to manage their offices.

Administrative office careers offer a variety of exciting opportunities. A graduate can become an administrative professional in the fields of medicine, education, the legal and/or hospitality industry, as well as specializing in bilingual, multimedia and/or record and information management. This degree may be earned full- or part-time. Specialist series certificates can be acquired while completing this degree program.

Students must take the Placement Test and must complete all math courses required, up to and including MATH071-Foundational Math and/or MATH074-Introduction to Algebra II.

For additional program information, please contact area coordinator, Svetlana Marzelli, at (609)343-5017/smarzell@atlantic.edu.

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Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Apply organizational and critical thinking skills;
  • Demonstrate verbal, written and listening communication skills;
  • Demonstrate effective use of accounting, business and computer applications;
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior;
  • Identify and adopt marketable administrative skills and knowledge;
  • Pursue lifelong learning and promote responsible citizenship;
  • Evaluate service learning experience.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 20 credits
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL230-Technical Writing
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (11 credits)  
    General Education Science or General Education Mathematics course
4
    General Education Science course
4
    CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
Humanities (3 credits)  
    Choose ARTS108, PHIL102, PHIL105, PHIL110, or PHIL111
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
20
PROGRAM COURSES - 46 credits  
    ACCT130-Financial Accounting
4
    BUSN222-Principles of Management
3
    CISM162-Microcomputer Applications Using Spreadsheets
3
    GIST101-Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
4
    OSTM110-Keyboarding and Document Production I
3
    OSTM126-Office Automation
3

    OSTM141-Word Processing I

3
    OSTM142-Word Processing II
3
    OSTM210-Keyboarding and Document Production II
3
    OSTM230-Administrative Office Procedures
3
    OSTM261-Records and Information Management
3
    OSTM262-Business Presentations Using Multimedia
3
    OSTM263-Publishing for Business
3
    TCOM125-Technical Communication
3

    Choose OSTM125-Notetaking or OSTM280-Cooperative Education

2
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
46
TOTAL REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
66
(OSTM) EFFECTIVE FALL 2016  
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester  
CISM125 Introduction to Computers 3
GIST101 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
OSTM110 Keyboarding and Document Production I 3
OSTM141 Word Processing I 3
OSTM261 Records and Information Management 3
Second Semester
ACCT130 Financial Accounting 4
ENGL101 Composition I 3
OSTM142 Word Processing II 3
OSTM210 Keyboarding and Document Production II 3
OSTM230 Administrative Office Procedures 3
Third Semester    
BUSN222 Principles of Management 3
OSTM263 Publishing for Business 3
TCOM125 Technical Communication 3
Choose OSTM125 or OSTM280 2
Gen Ed Choose ARTS108, PHIL102, PHIL105, PHIL110, or PHIL111 3
Gen Ed Science or Mathematics course 4
Fourth Semester    
CISM162 Microcomputer Applications Using Spreadsheets 3
ENGL230 Technical Writing 3
OSTM126 Office Automation 3
OSTM262 Business Presentations Using Multimedia 3
Gen Ed Science course 4