Office Systems Technology

Office Systems Technology

The Office Systems Technology Program on the Jackson Academic/Technical Center Campus of Hinds Community College is a technical program designed to prepare potential students for entry-level training in administrative office procedures, integrated computer applications, business financial systems, communication, and related technologies.

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Requirements for Admission

Potential program majors:

  • Must meet all general admissions requirements (Refer to Admissions Procedures and Requirements, Hinds Community College catalog)
  • Students must provide an ACCUPLACER score. ACCUPLACER, Residual ACT assessment, and/or national ACT assessment are the placement tests used to place Hinds students in appropriate courses. One or both of these tests must be taken prior to registering for classes. Placement test results assist the institution in advising, placing, and admitting students in appropriate course levels that match their skills and help students succeed.

Major Courses Taught

  • Document Formatting and Production
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Records Management
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Database Management
  • Business Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Administrative Office Procedures

Occupational Skills Training

  • Comprehensive coverage and integration of basic business skills
  • Develop critical-thinking and problem solving skills for today's business world
  • Establish a foundation in business procedures and ethics
  • Generate a variety of business documents such as flyers, newsletters, bulletins, proposals, reports, business cards, greeting cards, brochures, and forms
  • Demonstrate skills using a variety of software applications

Requirements for Graduation

The Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded upon successful completion of 69 semester credit hours of course work and the Career Planning and Assessment System Exam (MS-CPAS). *The Technical Certificate (One Year) is awarded upon successful completion of 36 semester credit hours of course work and the Career Planning and Assessment System Exam (MS-CPAS).

Employment Opportunities

Word Processor, Administrative Assistant, Data Entry Clerk, File Clerk, Receptionist

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