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Office Systems Technology
2014 - 2015 Office Systems Technology

Program Options:

AAS – Office Systems Technology
Certificate – Office Systems Technology
Certificate – Medical Office Support
MSAA – Accounting Support
MSAA – Office Systems Technology

 

The Office Systems Technology Program is designed to incorporate both the technical and behavioral aspects of careers in the general or medical fields. Areas of study include: office keyboarding; word processing, desktop publishing; proofreading and editing; records and information management; business correspondence and communications; database, presentation, and spreadsheet software; office management; and manual and computerized office accounting.

Some of the courses required for this AAS degree are also excellent preparation for the experienced secretary who plans to take the Certified Professional Secretary exam. The secretary who has already passed the CPS exam may apply for academic credit from Collin to be applied toward the AAS degree in Office Systems Technology.

Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with the Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program to verify course transferability.


 

 

AAS – Office Systems Technology
60 credit hours

 

One or both of the following courses may be needed before proceeding with this degree. Please check the applicable course descriptions for prerequisite(s). You may be able to bypass the course prerequisite(s) through special enrollment permission by taking an online basic competency typing test as justification and documentation. Please check with a faculty contact for eligibility information.

POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

COSC 1301 Computers and Technology 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I
POFT 1307 Proofreading and Editing
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I
POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding

Second Semester
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I
ECON 1301 Introduction to Economics  (See other Social / Behavioral Sciences Options)
MATH 1332 Math for Liberal Arts I2
POFI 2301 Word Processing – MS Word
POFT 2303 Speed and Accuracy Building

Summer
HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I  (See other Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
ELECTIVE *

 

SECOND YEAR
First Semester

ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I – MS Office
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication
ELECTIVE *

Second Semester
POFT 1349 Administrative Office Procedures II (Capstone)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication
  (See other Speech Options)
ELECTIVE *
ELECTIVE *

 

1. May substitute BCIS 1305

2. May substitute MATH-1324 or MATH-1314

* Electives (12 hours): BMGT-2309, HITT-1305, HITT-1311, HITT 1341, HITT-1353, HITT 2435, IMED-1301, ITSW-1304, ITSW-1307, LGLA-1307, LGLA-2333, POFI-2331, POFT-1380, or POFT-2380

 

 

Certificate – Office Systems Technology
27 credit hours

 

One or more of the following courses may be needed before proceeding with this certificate. Please check the applicable course descriptions for prerequisite(s). You may be able to bypass the course prerequisite(s) through special enrollment permission by taking an online accounting test and/or a basic competency typing test as justification and documentation. Please check with a faculty contact for eligibility information.

ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding

 

First Semester
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I – MS Office
POFT 1307 Proofreading and Editing
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I
POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding

Second Semester
POFI 2301 Word Processing – MS Word
POFT 1349 Administrative Office Procedures II (Capstone)
POFT 2303 Speed and Accuracy Building
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication
ELECTIVE *

* Elective (3 hours): ACNT-1303, ACNT-1311, POFI-2331, or POFT-1380

 

 

 

Certificate – Medical Office Support
37 credit hours

 

One or both of the following courses may be needed before proceeding with this certificate. Please check the applicable course descriptions for prerequisite(s). You may be able to bypass the course prerequisite(s) through special enrollment permission by taking an online basic competency typing test as justification and documentation. Please check with a faculty contact for eligibility information.

POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding

 

First Semester
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I
POFI 2301 Word Processing – MS Word
POFT 1307 Proofreading and Editing
POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding
POFT 2303 Speed and Accuracy Building

Second Semester
HITT 1341 Coding and ClassificationSystems
HITT 1353 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I – MS Office
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I

Summer
HITT 2435 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies
POFT 1349 Administrative Office Procedures II (Capstone)
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication

 

  

 

MSAA – Accounting Support
9 credit hours

 

First Semester
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I

 

Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.

 

 

 

MSAA – Office Systems Technology
12 credit hours

 

First Semester
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I
POFI 2301 Word Processing
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I
POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding

 

Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.




Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours for that course.

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CONTACT INFORMATION


Department Chair:

Mary Milford
PRC - H119
469.365.1801

Office Systems Technology Faculty Contact:
Linda Thompson
SCC - J115
972.548.6815

Academic Advisor:
Laura Matisoff
SCC - G145
972.881.5854

Department Website:
http://iws.collin.edu/ost