The Office Systems Technology Program offers an integrated curriculum that prepares graduates to work in an office environment of people, process, and technologies. Technical courses combined with general education courses prepare students for today's workforce and provide a basis for lifelong learning. All associate degree and diploma-seeking students must complete supervised work experience in an office prior to graduation. Graduates may choose to sit for the Certified Professional Secretary Examination or Certified Administrative Professional Examination or Microsoft Office Specialists Certifications. Students entering this program need basic computer and keyboarding skills. Those skills may be obtained through OST 105 (Introduction to Information Systems) or a comparable computer literacy course and OST 100 (Keyboarding) and OST 101 (Keyboarding & Introduction to Document Formatting).
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. Program graduates are employed in professional office, education, government, businesses, and industries.
Look up the median annual base salary In Northern Kentucky for occupations related to this program at www.Salary.com
Curriculum in the KCTCS system is constantly being reviewed, improved and updated to ensure quality and relevance. Exact course requirements will be provided by a program advisor at an advising session or upon enrollment. Courses listed in this document are representative, but not binding on Gateway Community and Techncial College.