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.

For Further Information:

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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