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Career and Technical Studies
Degree: 
Certificate: Business and Office with a major in Clerical Studies
Length: 
Two-semester (one-year) program
Purpose: 

The program in Clerical Studies is a one-year course of study and practice to provide training in the art and skills of clerical practice.

Occupational Objectives: 
  • Bank Teller
  • Bookkeepers and Accounting Clerks
  • Clerk Typist
  • Data Entry Keyer
  • Receptionist and Information Clerk
  • Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agent
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerks
  • Travel Clerk

Program Requirements:

Proficiency in English. (Virginia Placement Test will be administered to determine English course placements).

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

Course Sequence: 
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
First Semester
AST 1011 Keyboarding I 3 0 3
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills 3 0 3
AST 136 Office Record Keeping 3 0 3
AST 160 Learning the Internet for Business 1 0 1
AST 234 Records and Database Management 3 0 3
AST 260 Presentation Software 2 0 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Second Semester
AST 102 Keyboarding II 3 0 3
AST 141 Word Processing I (Word) 3 0 3
AST 205 Business Communications 3 0 3
AST 236 Specialized Software Applcications 3 0 3
ENG 1372 Communication Processes I 3 0 3
Elective3 Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18
Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum 34
Notes: 

1Students who possess Keyboarding skills may petition for advanced placement with Credit by Examination.
2Students who desire transferable credits must take ENG 111 and CST 110 in place of ENG 137.
3Courses may be chosen from the Social Science General Electives.

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