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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY
(was Office Systems Technology)

Associate Degree in Business (AOT, was OST)

DESCRIPTION:
A program designed to provide students with the skills necessary to achieve top-level information processing\administrative assistant positions. In addition to offering basic office skills courses, the curriculum also includes the use of the microcomputer and in-depth training on today's latest software packages.

BEGINNING SEMESTERS: FALL, SPRING, SUMMER

CAMPUS: Airport, Beltline

PLACEMENT TEST SCORES REQUIRED TO ENROLL IN CURRICULUM COURSES:

ASSET SCORES FOR CURRICULUM COURSES
RDG 40
MAT NUM-40 EALG-36
ENG WSAMP 30 (Writing sample of 3)
COMPASS SCORES FOR CURRICULUM COURSES
Reading Skills: RS 80
Pre-Algebra Skills: PRE-ALG 44
ENG WSAMP 30

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Basic keyboarding is still a skill necessary for successful completion in the OST program, OST 105-Keyboarding is a prerequisite course for most OST courses. Students must take the keyboarding proficiency test.

KEYBOARDING PROFICIENCY
Test Score Course Placement
1-24 AOT 105
25 + AOT 110

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION:
Midlands Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This program chose not to request reaffirmation by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs for Administrative Office Technology.

PROGRAM NOTES:

  1. CPT 170 should be taken as early in sequence of courses as possible.
  2. Courses may be taken during any semester provided all prerequisites have been met. However all AOT courses are not offered each semester. See a departmental advisor for a list of planned semester course offerings.
  3. The Department Elective must be a 3 credit course taken within the Information Systems Department (IST). Information Systems course prefixes include AOT, IST, and CPT. CPT 101-Introduction to Computers and AOT 105-Keyboarding cannot be used as departmental electives.
  4. General Elective may be any MTC 3 credit hour course above the "100 Level" as long as is does not have an AOT prefix.
  5. You must be able to keyboard 50 WPM for FIVE minutes with no more than five errors in AOT 210 Document Production.
  6. CO-OPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE FOR BUS & IST TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS
CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
General Education
Course Prerequisites
ENG 101 RDG 100 & ENG 100
ENG 102 ENG 101
MAT 155 MAT 100
PSY 201 RDG 100, ENG 035
CPT 113 RDG 100
Humanities Elective See Humanities List
Major Course Requirements
Course Prerequisites
CPT 170 RDG 100, MAT 100
CPT 172 CPT 104 or CPT 170 or CPT 101
CPT 174 CPT 104 or CPT 170 or CPT 101
CPT 179 CPT 104 or CPT 170 or CPT 101
CPT 279 CPT 179
AOT 110 AOT 105 or equivalent
AOT 133 RDG 100
AOT 143 RDG 100 & AOT 105 or equivalent
AOT 161 RDG 100
AOT 210 AOT 110
AOT 234 AOT 110
AOT 254 CPT 172, CPT 174, AOT 165
AOT 265 CPT 179
Additional Course Requirements
Course Prerequisites
ACC 111 RDG 100, MAT 100
BUS 130 ENG 101
AOT 134 AOT 105 or equivalent, ENG 100
1 Departmental Elective See Program Note 3
Recommended First Semester Courses and/or Alternates
Core Courses
AOT 110 AOT 133 AOT 161 CPT 170
General Education
ENGLISH MATH Humanities Elective
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