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Office Systems Technology
Pellissippi State

The overall success of the Office Systems Technology program at Pellissippi State is evidenced in the very high placement rate over the past ten years. OST graduates have established such a good reputation that the upcoming graduates and current students are in very high demand. This is indicated by the number of requests that come into the Placement Office for the OST progam student. The numbers of OST placement files is consistently higher than most other business programs and has increased each year. Enrollment, placement, graduation, and salary information for the last several years is shown below.

1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Enrollment1 1962 1972 1752 1712 1722 1482 1602 1312 1232
Placement3 96% 96% 100% 100% 100% 93% 89% 100%5
Graduates4 27 24 21 16 10 16 10 12
$17,875 $18,125 $20,733 $20,357 $18,217 $21,666 $21,000 $26,400

1Enrollment numbers are headcount for fall term.
2Beginning Fall 95, students pursuring an OST certificate only were classified as undergraduate special students and were not included in the headcount of OST majors; prior to this time, headcount of OST majors included students pursuing certificates and/or associate degrees.
3Placement percentages are for graduates of the calendar year of the leading year indicated who entered employment before June 30 of the academic year indicated.
4Graduates are for the full academic year indicated.
5Placement numbers are based on May, August, and December 2006. Data for 2007 is not yet available.

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Office Systems Technology
Pellissippi State Technical Community College
P. O. Box 22990Knoxville, TN 37933-0990
Phone 865-694-6400
Revised: Spring 2008
URL: http://www.pstcc.edu/