Information Systems Technology

Administrative Office Technology

With new technological advances in today’s modern office, the professional must fill many roles. The office professional works alongside the executive in decision making, research and public relations while using current office technology. The Administrative Office Technology (AOT) program is designed to provide students with the skills and experience necessary to achieve top-level information processing/administrative positions.

In addition to offering traditional office skills training, the program offers specialized courses in legal and medical employment areas. The AOT program includes the use of the microcomputer and in-depth training on the most popular training software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.

Special Requirements

Basic keyboarding is a skill necessary for successful course completion in the AOT program; therefore, AOT 105-Keyboarding is a prerequisite course for most AOT courses. Students are required to take AOT 105-Keyboarding or score 25 net words per minutes (nwpm) on the keyboarding placement test.

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses offered within the Business/Public Service and Information Systems Technology Departments for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: ACC, AOT, BAF, BUS, CPT, EGR, HUS, IST, LEG, MGT and MKT.

Students must meet all exit program competencies for graduation from this program.

Major: Administrative Office Technology (69 credit hours)
Degree: Associate in Applied Science

A. General Education Course Requirements (18 credit hours)  
     

Credit Hours

  ENG 101 English Composition I

3.0

  ENG 102 English Composition II

3.0

  CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications

3.0

  MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics

3.0

  PSY 201 General Psychology

3.0

    Approved Humanities Course

  3.0

   

Subtotal

18.0

       
Major courses meeting other college general education core requirements are starred (*) below.
       
B. Major Course Requirements (42 credit hours)  
     

Credit Hours

  AOT 110 Document Formatting

3.0

  AOT 133 Professional Development

3.0

  AOT 134 Office Communications

3.0

  AOT 143 Office Systems and Procedures

3.0

  AOT 161 Information Management

3.0

  AOT 210 Document Production

3.0

  AOT 234 Administrative Office Communications

3.0

  AOT 255 Senior Practicum

3.0

  AOT 265 Office Desktop Publishing

3.0

  CPT 113 Information Systems

3.0

  CPT 172 Microcomputer Database

3.0

  CPT 174 Microcomputer Spreadsheets

3.0

  CPT 179 Microcomputer Word Processing

3.0

  CPT 279 Advanced Microcomputer Word Processing

  3.0

   

Subtotal

42.0

       
C. Additional Course Requirements (9 credit hours)  
     

Credit Hours

  ACC 111 Accounting Concepts

3.0

  BUS 130 Business Communications*

3.0

    Departmental Electives**

3.0

    Subtotal

9.0

       
    Total Credit Hours:

69.0

       
**Departmental electives are three-credit-hour courses taken within the Information Systems Technology department. Information Systems Technology course prefixes include AOT, IST, and CPT. CPT 101-Introduction to Computers and AOT 105-Keyboarding cannot be used as departmental electives.