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Career Studies Certificates
Degree: 
Career Studies Certificate in File Clerk
Length: 
Variable. The options within this program amount to approximately one to two semesters of full-time academic work.
Purpose: 

A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.   

The options included within the Career Studies program represent a variety of career and academic pursuits.  Each may be viewed as a mini-curriculum which is part of a broader range of educational possibilities within a given career field. 

Admission Requirement:

Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college. 

Course Sequence: 
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
First Semester
AST 101 Keyboarding I 3 0 3
AST 141 Word Processing I 3 0 3
AST 234 Records and Database Management (Access) 3 0 3
AST 236 Specialized Software Applications (Excel) 3 0 3
Total 12 0 12
Notes: 

Due to the short duration of these programs and the absence of general education requirements from most, successful completion does not entitle one to participate in or to be recognized during graduation exercises.

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