Major: Administrative Support Technology
Length: Two-year Program – Four semesters
Purpose: The Administrative Support Technology 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.
|Administrative Assistant||Office Manager|
|Administrative Secretary||Office Services Specialist|
|Clerical Supervisor||Related Office Occupation|
|Executive Secretary||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 advisor 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 Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|AST 101||Keyboarding I||4||0||4|
|AST 140||Introduction to Windows||1||0||1|
|ACC 111||Accounting I||3||0||3|
|ENG 111*||College Composition I||3||0||3|
|MTH 151||Mathematics for Liberal Arts I||3||0||3|
|SDV 108||College Survival Skills||1||0||1|
|AST 102||Keyboarding II||4||0||4|
|AST 234||Records & Database Mgmt.||3||0||3|
|ACC 112||Accounting II||3||0||3|
|PSY 120||Human Relations||3||0||3|
|ITE 115||Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts||3||0||3|
|AST 201||Keyboarding III||4||0||4|
|AST 238||Word Processing Advanced Operations||3||0||3|
|AST 243||Office Administration I||3||0||3|
|AST 205||Business Communications||3||0||3|
|Elective||Approved Technical Elective***||3||0||3|
|AST 240||Machine Transcription||4||0||4|
|AST 244||Office Administration II||3||0||3|
|AST 295||Topics in Medical and Legal Procedures||3||0||3|
|AST 290/298||Coord. Intern. Adm. Sup. Tech./Seminar & Project in Admn. Support Tech.||0||5||3|
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