Career and Technical Studies
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Certificate
Degree: 
Certificate: Business and Office 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

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.

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 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 (PowerPoint 2007) 2 0 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AST 102 Keyboarding II 3 0 3
AST 141 Word Processing I 3 0 3
AST 205 Business Communications 3 0 3
AST 236 Specialized Software Applications 3 0 3
ENG 1372
2

Students who desire transferable credits must take ENG 111 in place of ENG 137.

Communication Processes I 3 0 3
Elective3
3

Social Science Electives:  ECO 201, ECO 202, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 121, HIS 122, PLS 211, PLS 212, PSY 200, PSY 215, PSY 230, SOC 200, SOC 215

Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18
Notes:

 

  • WCC - Wytheville
    1000 East Main Street
    Wytheville, VA 24382
    Phone: (276) 223-4700
    TDD Hearing Impaired: (276) 223-4849
    Toll-Free: (800) 468-1195
  • WCC - Crossroads
    1117 East Stuart Drive
    Galax, VA 24333
    Phone: (276) 744-4974
  • WCC - Summit
    203 N. Church Street
    Marion, VA 24354
    Phone: (276) 783-1777 

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