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Louisiana Technical College

Office Systems Technology

CIP 520401
Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Technical Diploma (TD),
Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS),
Technical Competency Area (TCA)

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Description | Employment Opportunities | Cost

Mission and Program Description:

This program prepares individuals to perform the duties of special assistants for business executives and top management. It includes instruction in business communications, public relations, scheduling and travel management, conference and meeting recording, report preparation, office equipment and procedures, office supervisory skills, professional standards, and legal requirements.

Length of Program:

AAS = 73 Semester Credit Hours
TD = 58 Semester Credit Hours

Education Requirements:

AAS = High School Diploma or GED
TD = Ability to Benefit

Placement Exam Scores: Spring 2008 Program Placement Score Chart (PDF)
AAS Program (Fall 07) COMPASS Scores: Read 85; Math 55; Engl./Writ. 70
ACT Scores: Read 20; Math 19; Engl./Writ. 18

TD Program (Fall 07)

COMPASS Scores: Read 77; Math 41; Engl./Writ. 47
ACT Scores: Read 18; Math 17; Engl./Writ.16

Approximate Total Cost of Books and Supplies:

Contact the Student Affairs Office of the campus of your choice

Note:  Transferable General Education Courses needed to meet the requirements for the AAS are offered through a collaborative agreement with South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).

The objectives of the Office Systems Technology program are to provide knowledge and skills training that will enable students to:

  • Acquire job seeking skills necessary for employment in the field.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of program terminology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature, purpose, and principles of accounting for a service, retail and merchandise enterprises.
  • Compose and produce mailable business documents and other written communications.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and perform keyboarding, spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in Desktop Publishing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in machine transcriptions.
  • Demonstrate and apply business English and math principles.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge in office procedures and total quality management.
  • Develop communication skills, self-esteem, professional appearance, and resume writing.
  • Gain competencies necessary for AAS transferable Education course completion in English, Math, Speech, Psychology, and Physical Science.





An application or re-application fee and a testing fee per component are charged for each Application for Admission submitted.

Tuition is paid by the semester. (SEE - Tuition and Fees) Students are also required to purchase books and supplies separately. Contact your host campus for a complete projected cost of this program.

The college accepts cash, personal and company checks, MasterCard or Visa for all fees. A percentage of tuition and fees are refundable up to the tenth day of instruction. No refund will be made after the tenth day.