Career Studies Certificates


Career Studies Certificate in Clerical Assistant


Variable. The options within this program amount to approximately one to two semesters of full-time academic work.


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 Requirements:

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

First Year

Course Sequence

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AST 1011

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 141 Word Processing I 3 0 3
AST 205 Business Communications 3 0 3
AST 234 Records and Database Management 3 0 3
AST 236 Specialized Software Applications 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18


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