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 MATH074-Introduction to Algebra II.

For additional program information, please contact faculty advisor, JoAnne Barbieri, at (609) 343-4988/barbieri@atlantic.edu or 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
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
General Education Science or General Education Mathematics course
4
General Education Science course
4
CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
General Education Humanities or Social Science course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
20
PROGRAM COURSES  
ACCT130-Financial Accounting
4
BUSN120-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 2011  

NOTE: Basic skills requirements must be met before entry into the program. Some courses require prerequisites; check the course descriptions.