Office Systems Technology

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Office Systems TechnologyAdministrative Professional

Now more than ever, administrative assistants and computer support personnel play an integral role in the success of an organization. They are highly valued and collaborative team members with a wide range of skills enabling them to work in a variety of industries.

At Midland College, our students develop competencies in office procedures, software applications, accounting skills, organizational skills, office management, project management, and the essential workplace soft skills employers’ demand.

At Midland College (MC), the Business Systems program curriculum is designed as an advanced level program to prepare students for executive assistant and computer support positions in an office environment.

Students will use state-of-the-art technology to develop the skills necessary to become a productive member of the business community. Topics of study include office management, human relations, records management, oral and written business communications, plus word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, and telecommunication applications.

This degree provides training in current technology and skills for adapting to a variety of changing business conditions helping students develop skills for working in accounting, business offices, and everyday interaction.

Workforce Solutions Eligible

Students choosing this academic pathway may receive funding and other assistance from Workforce Solutions. See www.facebook.com/PermianBasinWorkforce for information on all the services they provide in partnership with Midland College.

 

Three people in a meeting reviewing graphs and spreadsheets   Four students sitting at a long table working on desktop computers   A medical professional typing on a laptop computer

 

Program Details

Marketable Skills

Pursuing a Business Systems degree will provide marketable skills in these areas:

  • Speaking – Talking to others
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking the right questions
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information
  • Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Career Opportunities

Earning an AAS degree in Business Systems leads to a variety of career opportunities such as:

  • Human Resources Assistant (excluding payroll and timekeeping)
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Brokerage Clerks
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
  • Municipal Clerks
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Eligibility Interviewers, government programs
  • Loan Interviewers and Clerks
  • Procurement Clerks 

Demand

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, employment is projected to grow 11% from 2018 to 2028. More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software.

Students interested in any of the Business Systems options should contact the Business Studies Division office to formulate a sequence of courses to meet their individual needs.

Associate Degree

Business Systems, A.A.S.

Curriculum Map


Certificate(s)

Administrative Assistant Certificate

Curriculum Map


Administrative Clerk Certificate

Curriculum Map

Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.

Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

How to Apply

  1. Go to our Financial Aid Portal, by clicking this link: Financial Aid Portal
  2. Log in using your SSN and Password. If this is your first time, click the "First Time User" link under the Submit button in the "Log In" box.
  3. Click the menu button at the top left hand corner.
  4. Select the Scholarship Application.

For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

FAFSA Requirement

The student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid to access the Financial Aid Portal and apply for scholarships.

If the student's FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student needs to complete the FAFSA application, and once processed, will have access to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.

 

Why study Business Systems at Midland College?

 

 

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