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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 35 words per minute). This may be accomplished by:

successfully completing Business Applications 110, Computer Keyboarding Skills or Business Applications 115, Computer Speed & Accuracy Development, or credit by 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 in each major course ("CR"  for Library Technology 053. Library Internship) is required.

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

Business Applications 110, Keyboarding Skills
Business Applications 115, Speed and Accuracy Development
Business Applications 179, Introduction to Microsoft Office
​ 3
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
 **Courses taught every third semester.
Electives must be selected from the following courses: Accounting 010; Computer Science 103, 173; Education 100; English 270; Human Development 107, 120, 221; Library & Information Studies 100, 103; Management 120, 121, 122, 123; Paralegal 100; Psychology 100 or 100H; Speech Communication 101 or 101H, 103 or 103H, 104.
Note:  Business Applications courses change frequently.
Please call (714) 564-6717 or e-mail the Library Technology Program Chair: Yolanda Garcia for the most recent selection of courses.

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