Administrative Support Technology

Program Description

The Administrative Support Technology major is designed to prepare individuals for positions in an office and/or to update skills of office workers. The program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for effective job performance in office administrative support positions. In addition, the program helps prepare individuals for MCAS (Microsoft Certified Application Specialist) and Certified Administrative Professional (CAP).

Opportunities for Employment

Administrative Support Technologists work in office support positions and perform a variety of office tasks. Employers seek workers who have excellent computer application skills, communication and interpersonal skills, decision making and critical thinking skills, and team-work skills. Job opportunities as executive secretary, administrative assistant, receptionist, word processing specialist, and office support technician are available locally, regionally, and nationally.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and Mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may receive college credit for verified on-the-job experience. Courses taken out of suggested sequence must have the approval of the program advisor.

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Administrative Support Technology (298)

PROGRAM OF STUDY

FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #

Course Title

Credit

AST

115

Applied Accounting

3

AST

107

Editing/Proofreading Skills

3

AST 

141

Word Processing I

3

ENG

111

College Composition I

3

ITE

119

Information Technology

3

SDV

100

College Success Skills

1

FIRST YEAR SPRING

ACC

215

Computerized Accounting

3

AST

137

Records Management

3

AST

238

Word Processing Advanced Operations

3

MTH

141

Business Mathematics I

3

 

Humanities Elective1

3

PSY

120

Human Relations

3

SECOND YEAR FALL

AST

205

Business Communications2

3

AST

236

Spec. Software Apps

3

AST

243

Office Administration I

3

BUS

205

Human Resource Management

3

BUS

241

Business Law I

3

MKT

170

Customer Service

1

SDV

106

Preparation for Employment

1

SECOND YEAR SPRING

AST

108

Telephone Techniques

1

AST

244

Office Administration II

3

AST

260

Presentation Software

3

AST

290

Internship in AST

3

MKT

260

Customer Service Management

3

Humanities or Social Science Elective

3

Total Minimum Credits for Degree

67

1Consult with advisor. 2BUS 236 may be substituted for AST 205

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Business Administration

Program Description

The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program. The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree also prepares you to enter pre-professional programs in the areas of Dentistry, Law, Medical Technology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Radiologic Technology.

Program Requirements

Entry into the program requires the satisfactory completion of four (4) units of high school English, two (2) units of high school algebra, one (1) unit of geometry, one (1) unit of laboratory science, and one (1) unit of social science or their equivalent.  Deficiencies in these areas may be corrected by completing the appropriate developmental studies courses. Students are encouraged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer to determine the appropriate courses to be taken at MECC, as well as to determine the transferability of electives. Students planning to transfer should schedule an appointment with MECC’s Transfer Services Counselor at 276.523.2400 ext. 324.

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Business Administration Major (216)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
HIS 101 or 121 History of Western Civilization I or United States History I 3  
MTH 163 Pre-Calculus I 3  
Science   Biology, Chemistry or Physics I 4  
 ITE 119 Information Literacy3 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ENG 112 College Composition II 3  
HIS 102 or 122 History of Western Civilization II or United States History II 3  
MTH 271 Applied Calculus 3  
Science   Biology, Chemistry or Physics II 4  
HLT/PED   Health/Physical Education 1  
SECOND YEAR FALL
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3  
ECO 201 Principles of Economics I  3  
ENG   Literature (241, 243, 251)2 3  
CST 100 or 105 Principles of Public Speaking or Oral Communication 3  
    College Transfer Elective 3  
SECOND YEAR SPRING
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3  
ECO 202 Principles of Economics II¹  3  
ENG   Literature (242, 244, or 252)2 3  
    College Transfer Electives 6  
Total Minimum Credits for Degree

61

 

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Clerical Assistant

Program Description

The Clerical Assistant certificate is designed to prepare persons for an entry-level position in an office. Keyboarding, filing, word processing, administrative support technology courses, and general education courses provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for performance in today’s automated office.

Opportunities for Employment

In the immediate area and throughout the nation, business, industry, and government offices have job opportunities for entry-level office workers.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may not take a course out of normal sequence without the approval of your instructor.

For Further Information Contact:

Clerical Assistant (218)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #

Course Title

Credit

ACC

115

Applied Accounting

3

AST 

107

Editing/Proofreading Skills

3

AST

141

Word Processing I

3

ENG

111

College Composition I

3

AST

236

Specialized Software Applications

3

MKT

170

Customer Service

1

SDV

100

College Success Skills

1

FIRST YEAR SPRING

AST

108

Telephone Techniques

1

 AST 137

Records Management

3

AST

150

Desktop Publishing

1

AST

155

Intro to Desktop Info Management

1

AST

160

Learning the Internet for Business

1

AST

238

Word Processing Advanced Operations

3

MTH

141

Business Mathematics

3

PSY

120

Human Relations

3

SDV

106

Preparation for Employment

1

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate

34

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Help Desk Support

Career Studies (221-299-09)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL
Course # Course Title Credit
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3
ITN 110 Client Operating System 3
ITN 115 or 171 Windows Server or Unix I 3
ITE 150 Desktop Database Software 3
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3
BUS 106 Security Awareness for Managers 3
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware & Troubleshooting 3
ITE or ITN 182 or 195 User Support/Help Desk Principles or MCDST Certification Prep 3
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 24

 

For Further Information Contact:

Fred Coeburn
fcoeburn@mecc.edu
276.523.2400 ext. 285

Fran Doyle, Assistant Dean
fdoyle@mecc.edu
276.523.2400 ext. 313

Legal Office Assisting

Program Description

The Legal Office Assisting program is designed to provide entry-level legal assisting skills for individuals preparing for positions in private law firms, mortgage companies, banks, title insurance companies, firms in or associated with the mining industry, private corporations, government and administrative agencies. Specialized courses in legal assisting and word processing are complemented by general education courses.

Opportunities for Employment

The Legal Office Assisting program prepares students for a wide range of entry-level positions in the legal/paraprofessional field.  

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and Mathematics placement tests. Chances of success in this field are increased if students have good organizational skills and like to work with people. Classes are offered both on-campus and online.

For Further Information Contact:

Beth Snodgrass
276.523.2400 ext.  257

Fran Doyle, Assistant Dean
276.523.2400 ext. 313

Legal Office Assisting (261)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #

Course Title

Credit

AST

108

Telephone Techniques

1

BUS

241

Business Law I

3

ENG

111

English Composition I

3

LGL

110

Introduction to Law & the Legal Assistant

3

LGL

120

Legal Terminology

3

SDV

101

Orientation to Business Programs

1

MKT

170

Customer Service

1

FIRST YEAR SPRING

AST

141

Word Processing I

3

AST

238

Word Processing Advanced Operations

3

LGL

115

Real Estate Law

3

LGL

117

Family Law

3

MTH

141

Business Mathematics I

3

AST

155

Introduction to Desktop Management (Outlook)

1

AST

160

Learning the Internet for Business

1

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate

32

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Management

Program Description

Business managers are essential to all organizations. Managers plan, organize, lead, and control activities to effectively and efficiently accomplish organizational goals. The successful manager has excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrates team-building and leadership abilities; exercises initiative, self-discipline, and good judgment; and possesses basic computer skills. The curriculum consists of courses in business management, computer applications, marketing, and general education.

Opportunities for Employment

The Management major is designed for students who seek employment in business or who wish to operate their own business upon completion of the College program. Salaries of managers vary depending on the level of responsibility, length of service, and type and size of firm.

Special Considerations

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may receive college credit for verified on-the-job experience. Courses taken out of suggested sequence must have the approval of the program advisor.

For Further Information Contact:

Management (212)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
ACC 115 Applied Accounting 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
MKT 170 Customer Service 1
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3
BUS 202 Applied Management Principles 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3
PSY 120 Human Relations 3
MTH 141 Business Mathematics I1 3
SECOND YEAR FALL
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
ITE 150 Desktop Database Software 3
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT or ACC 284 or 134 Social Media Marketing or Small Business Taxes 3
SDV 106 Preparation for Employment 1
SECOND YEAR SPRING
BUS 111 Principles of Supervision 3
BUS 165 Small Business Management 3
BUS 242 Business Law II 3
BUS 236 Communication in Management 3
BUS or ACC 285 or 290 Current Issues in Management or Internship in Accounting 3
    Humanities Elective 3
Total Minimum Credits for Degree 66

1 Appropriate higher-level mathematics courses may be substituted. Consult with an advisor.

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Paralegal Studies

Program Description

The Paralegal Studies program is designed to prepare individuals to work in a legal office environment. The program provides training in the general processes of American law and the knowledge and skills to perform specific legal tasks under the supervision of an attorney. In addition, the program helps prepare individuals for paralegal certification exams.

Opportunities for Employment

Students will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of specialized duties with competence and understanding. The Paralegal Studies associate degree will help prepare you for a wide range of entry-level positions as a paraprofessional in the legal field with opportunities in law firms, mortgage companies, banks, title insurance companies, private corporations, and government and administrative agencies.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may receive college credit for verified on-the-job experience. Courses taken out of suggested sequence must have the approval of the program advisor. Chances of success in this field are increased if the student has good organizational, analytical, and academic skills and enjoys working with people in a complex, fast-paced work environment.  Classes are offered both on campus and online.  Most students will require more than two full years of study to complete the Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies.

For Further Information Contact:

 

Paralegal Studies (260)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
AST 141 Word Processing I 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
LGL 110 Intro to Law & the Legal Assistant 3
LGL 120 Legal Terminology 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
LGL 115 Real Estate Law 3
LGL 117 Family Law 3
LGL 125 Legal Research 3
MTH 141 Business Mathematics I 3
SECOND YEAR FALL
AST 205 Business Communications 3
    HLT or PED Elective 1
LGL 126 Legal Writing 3
LGL 216 Trial Preparation & Discovery Practice 3
LGL 218 Criminal Law 3
PLS 211 U.S. Government I 3
SDV 106 Preparation for Employment 1
SECOND YEAR SPRING
AST 265 Legal Office Procedures I 3
LGL 225 Estate Planning & Probate 3
LGL 230 Legal Transactions 3
LGL 290 Internship/Legal Assisting 3
PSY 120 Human Relations1 3
    Humanities Elective 3
Total Minimum Credits for Degree 66

1Students may take PSY 120 or PSY 126. Those who plan to transfer to a 4-year college must register for PSY 200.

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Real Estate

Career Studies (221-273-01)

REAL ESTATE
Career Studies (221-273-01)


FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #

Course Title

Credit

ITE

119

Information Literacy

3

MKT

100

Principles of Marketing

3

GIS

200

Geographical Information Systems

4

REA

217

Real Estate Finance

3

FIRST YEAR SPRING

REA

1001

Principles of Real Estate

4

LGL

115

Real Estate Law

3

MKT

284

Social Media Marketing

3

AST

150

Desktop Publishing

1

AST

155

Introduction to Desktop Information Management

1

AST

160

Learning the Internet for Business

1

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate

26

1This course is required for the licensing examination for the Real Estate Sales License.

For Further Information Contact:

Small Business Management

Career Studies (221-212-24)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL
Course # Course Title Credit
ACC 111 Accounting I 3
BUS 100 Intro to Business 3
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 170 Customer Service 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ACC 124 Payroll Accounting 3
BUS 165 Small Business Management 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
MKT 284 Social Media Marketing 3
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 25

For Further Information Contact:

Fran Doyle, Assistant Dean
fdoyle@mecc.edu
276.523.2400 ext. 313