Oakland Community College 
Programs

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN

Associate in Applied Science (LBT.AAS)

   This associate in applied science degree is designed to prepare students for employment as library and/or information technicians in a wide variety of resource delivery settings, e.g., public, academic, school, business, medical, and legal.
   The program gives the student experience in library technology, public services, circulation procedures, cataloging, and document delivery. Students will develop career skills in a required 120-hour library internship arranged at a library of his or her choice.
    While this curriculum has been designed to accommodate students coming from any background, students are strongly encouraged to complete required English classes before beginning LIB 2150, LIB 2170, and LIB 2500.

Major Requirements Credits
LIB 1100 Information Research Methods 1
LIB 1200* Introduction to Media Technology 3
LIB 2000* Library Technical Services - Acquisitions 3
LIB 2100* Library Technical Processes - Cataloging and Processing 3
LIB 2150* Library Public Service 3
LIB 2170* Library Resources and Services 3
LIB 2500* Library Internship 4
 
Required Supportive Courses*
ENG 1510● Composition I 3
ENG 1520● Composition II 3
MAT 10701 Business Mathematics 3
PSY 2630● Psychology of Organizational Behavior 3
 
Communication Skills - Select one course:*
COM 1290● Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 1600● Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENG 1350● Business Communications 3
ENG 2200● Professional Communication 4
 
Literature - Select two courses:*
ENG 1610● Women in Literature 3
ENG 1710● Introduction to Literature: Short Story and Novel 3
ENG 1720● Introduction to Literature: Poetry and Drama 3
ENG 2300● Science Fiction and Fantasy 3
ENG 2510● American Literature Before the Civil War 3
ENG 2520● American Literature Since the Civil War 3
ENG 2530● World Literature I 3
ENG 2540● World Literature II 3
ENG 2550● British Literature Before 1700 3
ENG 2560● British Literature After 1700 3
ENG 2650● Children's Literature 3
 
Computer Skills - Select two courses:*
CIS 1050 Personal Computer Productivity Tools (MS-Office) 4
CIS 1060 Personal Computer Spreadsheet Concepts 3
CIS 1080 Personal Computer Database Concepts 3
CIS 1100 Fundamentals of Information Systems 4
CIS 1400 Web Design I 4
CIS 1440 JavaScript Programming for Websites 4
CIS 1722 Web Animation 3
 
Language Skills - Select one language course:*
ARB 1510● Beginning Arabic I 4
CHI 1510● Beginning Chinese I 4
ESL 20112 Advanced Oral Communication 4
FRE 1510● Beginning French I 4
GER 1510● Beginning German I 4
ITA 1510● Beginning Italian I 4
JPN 1510● Beginning Japanese I 4
RUS 1510● Beginning Russian I 4
SLS 1000 American Sign Language (ASL) I 3
SPA 1510● Beginning Spanish I 4

Necessary Electives to Total

62
 
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
 
General Education Requirement
See General Education Distribution Requirements
 
1   Or higher math class is accepted.
2   Acceptable only if English is not your native language.
*   Students completing all the core courses and 19 credits of required supportive courses may apply for a certificate.
●   Meets General Education Requirements.