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Associate of Applied Science Program of Study

Business Technology
Major:  Administrative Support Technology

Program Code: 298-01
Length: Two-year Program – Four semesters
Purpose: The Administrative Support Technology  AST program is designed to prepare individuals for employment immediately upon completion of the community college curriculum. Individuals who are seeking employment in an office position and those who are seeking promotion may benefit from this curriculum.

Occupational Objectives: Administrative Assistant, Administrative Secretary, Clerical Supervisor, Executive Secretary,  Office Manager, Office Services Specialist, Related Office Occupation, Word Processing Technician

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Administrative Support Technology program requires proficiency in English and reading skills. Deficiencies can be made up through the College’s developmental studies program. Students who have completed training in advanced keyboarding may receive college credit for their skills.

Program Requirements: The curriculum combines instruction in the many areas required for competence as an administrative assistant in business, government, industry, law offices, medical offices, and other organizations. The curriculum includes courses in administrative support technology, general education, courses in related areas, and electives. Students may be required to repeat keyboarding courses in which grades lower than “C” are received. Students are urged to consult with their faculty adviser in planning their programs. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester curriculum, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology with a major in Administrative Support Technology.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
AST 101Keyboarding I404
ISR 130Principles of Insurance303
MKT 170Customer Service202
ENG 111*College Composition I303
MTH 151Mathematics for Liberal Arts I303
SDV 100College Success Skills101
Second Semester
AST 102Keyboarding II404
AST 234Records & Database Mgmt.303
ITE 140Spreadsheet Software303
PSY 120Human Relations303
ITE 115Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts303
Third Semester
ACC 211Principles of Accounting404
ELECTIVE**Humanities/Fine Arts303
LGL 110Intro to Law & Legal Assistant303
AST 243Office Administration I303
AST 205Business Communications303
Fourth Semester
ElectiveApproved Technical Elective***303
ACC 124Payroll Accounting303
AST 244Office Administration II303
AST 107Editing/Proofreading Skills303
AST 290/298Coord. Intern. Adm. Sup. Tech./Seminar & Project in Admn. Support Tech.053

Total Minimum Credits for Administrative Support Technology Major  65

*Students who do not wish to pursue a Baccalaureate degree in Administrative Support Technology may substitute ENG 101-102 for ENG 111-112.
**Humanities/Fine Arts: Students may choose from the following courses: Philosophy, Religion, Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, and Foreign Languages.
***See Advisor for course alternatives

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