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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

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Administrative Support Technology program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

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

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AST 1011
1

Students who possess Keyboarding skills may petition for advanced placement with Credit by Examination.

Keyboarding I 3 0 3
AST 136 Office Record Keeping 3 0 3
AST 160 Learning the Internet for Business 1 0 1
AST 260 Presentation Software (PowerPoint 2007) 2 0 2
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
HLT/PED Health/Phy. Ed. Elective 2 0 2
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AST 102 Keyboarding II 3 0 3
AST 236 Specialized Software Applications 3 0 3
CST 1266
6

Students may take CST 110 which can substitute for the CST 126 .

Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
MTH 132 Business Mathematics I 3 0 3
Elective2
2

Humanities Electives:  HUM 100 , PHI 101 , ART 101 , REL 200 , REL 210

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Elective3
3

Social Science Electives:  ECO 201 , ECO 202 , PLS 211 , PSY 200 , PSY 230 , SOC 200 , SOC 215

Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18
Second Year
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills 3 0 3
AST 141 Word Processing I 3 0 3
AST 234 Records and Database Management 3 0 3
AST 243 Office Administration I 3 0 3
Elective5
5

Students my choose BUS 100BUS 200, or BUS 205.

Business Elective 3 0 3
Elective4
4

Students may choose from NAS, AST, or ITE/ITD/ITN electives 

Natural Science, AST, or IT Elective 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AST 205 Business Communications 3 0 3
AST 244 Office Administration II 3 0 3
AST 253 Advanced Desktop Publishing I 3 0 3
AST 298*
*

This is a capstone course and should be taken the last semester.

Seminar and Project in Administrative Support 3 0 3
ITD 110 Web Page Design 4 0 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
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