Administrative Support Technology

Career and Technical Studies
Degree
Associate of Applied Science in Business and Office in Administrative Support Technology
Length
Four-semester (two-year) program
Purpose

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Administrative Support Technology is designed to prepare persons for full-time employment immediately upon completion of the community college program. Both persons who are seeking their first employment in an office position and those who are seeking promotion may benefit from this curriculum.

Occupational Objectives

Administrative Assistant
Administrative Support Specialist
Executive Secretary
Legal Secretary
Medical Secretary
Office Manager
Word Processing Specialist

Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Administrative Support Technology program requires competency in English and Math – MDE 10 as demonstrated through direct enrollment and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required EDE and/or MDE units or the equivalent.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
AST 101 1 3 0 3
AST 136 3 0 3
AST 160 1 0 1
AST 260 2 0 2
ENG 111 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
ENGL 1105
Radford University
CORE 101
Old Dominion University
ENGL 110C
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
ENG 1013/1023, GEN ED
Liberty University
ENGL 101
Emory & Henry College
ENG 100
ELE Health/Physical Education Elective 2 0 2
SDV 100 1 0 1
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
UNIV 100 elective
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 15  

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
AST 102 3 0 3
AST 236 3 0 3
CST 126 6 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
COMS 250
ELE 2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 2 0 2
ELE 3 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
MTH 132 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 0 17  

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
AST 107 3 0 3
AST 141 3 0 3
AST 234 3 0 3
AST 243 3 0 3
ELE 5 Business Elective 3 0 3
ELE 4 Natural Science, AST or IT Elective 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18  

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
AST 205 3 0 3
AST 244 3 0 3
AST 253 3 0 3
AST 298 * 3 0 3
ITD 110 4 0 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16