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Library Technology Degree

The associate degree and certificate curriculum in library technology are designed to successfully prepare students for employment above the beginning clerk status as para-professionals in school, public, special or academic libraries. Course content covers terminology, organization, procedures, standards & practices. Entry-level positions are available in this field as library technical assistants, library assistants, library technicians and library media technicians. Students must have acquired keyboarding skills prior to completion of either the Library Technician Degree or Certificate (recommended keyboarding speed of at least 40 words per minute). This may be accomplished by: successfully completing Business Applications 115 A or B, Computer Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy Development I or II, or credit by exam (contact the Business Department if interested in the exam).

Students must meet with the Library Technology Chair and Counselor for academic advisement before beginning the program.

To receive an A.A. Degree or a Certificate in Library Technology a grade of "C" or better is required for each major course. Library Technology 053 is the only Pass/No Pass course of the program. LT 053 requires a "Pass" grade.

Major requirements for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree:

Business Applications 115A, Computer Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy Development I
Business Applications 115B, Computer Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy Development II
Business Applications 179, Introduction to Microsoft Office
​ 4
Business Applications 183, Microsoft Word
​ 3
Library Technology 101, Introduction to Library Technology*
​ 3
Library Technology 110, Technical Services**
​ 3
Library Technology 122, Public Services**
Library Technology 054, Children's Library Service**
​ 3
Library Technology 102, Information Sources for Paraprofessionals: Tools & Techniques**
​ 3
Library Technology 053, Library Internship
​ 3
​ 6
*Course taught every fall semester.
 **Courses taught every third semester.
Electives must be selected from the following courses: Accounting 010; Business Applications 160, 164, 166, 169; Communication Studies 101 or 101H; Communication Studies 103 or 103H; Communication Studies 104; Computer Science 173; Education 100; English 270; Human Development 107, 120, 221, 231; Library & Information Studies 100; Management 120, 121, 122, 125; Psychology 100 or 100H; or Psychology 140, 157, or 170.
Note:  Business Applications courses change frequently.
Please call (714) 564-6712 or e-mail Stacy Russo, Library Technology Program Chair, at for the most recent selection of courses.

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