Nov 30, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

Business and Office Technology - Administrative Office Technology


(VC-OST; TC-OST; AAS-OST)

Program Description:


The Administrative Office Technology (OST) program prepares students for a variety of positions in current business, administrative and professional fields, while helping them gain proficiency in all aspects of the office profession.  The program incorporates hands-on, in-depth training with software packages to prepare students for administrative support careers in today's modern offices.  Students study computers, office systems and procedures, while skills such as communication, organization, interpersonal relations and critical thinking are also emphasized to prove agility in today's fast-paced business world.  Students will also learn how to support and help facilitate accurate communication and information exchange to internal and external customers on a timely basis.  A wide range of skills is needed for positions in the office and administrative support fields, with changes in technology and the global workplace increasing the responsibilities covered by this position.  Students who gain knowledge and experience have the advantage of applying these assets in almost any industry.  Administrative professionals also have the advantage of an inside view of a company or organization, sometimes tailoring skills to a desired position.

Program graduates are employed in professional offices, educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, and industries.  Graduates will also prepare and sit for an industry certification that may be useful for hiring or career advancement.

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from Hinds Community College.  Where a transfer to a senior college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a community college counselor for advisement.

Campus Locations:


Jackson - 601.987.8122 • Rankin - 601.936.5565 • Raymond - 601.857.3522 • Vicksburg - 601.629.6811

**Completion Award: Career Certificate in Business and Office Technology - Administrative Office Technology 30 SH


**Completion Award: Technical Certificate in Business and Office Technology - Administrative Office Technology 45 SH


Associate of Applied Science


**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Business and Office Technology - Administrative Office Technology 60-62 SH



**Additional Graduation Requirements:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.
  • Assessment - An Assessment Prep review course(s) and Skills Assessment exam(s) are required to graduate from this program.