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

Admission Requirement: 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 2 0 2
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health/Phy. Ed. Elective 2 0 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
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
Elective2
2

Humanities Electives:  HUM 100, HUM 260, PHI 101, PHI 220, ART 101, CST 151, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, MUS 121, REL 200, REL 210, REL 230

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Elective3
3

Social Science Electives:  ECO 201, ECO 202, GEO 200,GEO 210, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 121, HIS 122, PLS 211, PLS 212, PSY 200, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 230, SOC 200, SOC 215, PSY 235

Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
MTH 132 Business Mathematics I 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 may choose from BUS 100, BUS 200 or BUS 205

Business Elective 3 0 3
Elective4
4

Students may choose from the following electives:  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
Notes:

 

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