2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administrative Support Technology, AAS

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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 CAP (Certified Administrative Professional).

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Written Communications: Students will apply effective writing and formatting techniques to the composition of e-mail messages, interoffice memos, routine letters, goodwill messages, persuasive messages, negative messages, informal reports, proposals, and formal reports.
  2. Scientific Reasoning: Students will demonstrate proficiency in recording, analyzing, and reporting data using computerized tools and methods.
  3. Critical Thinking: Students will be able to select, analyze, interpret and evaluate a range of source materials.
  4. Quantitative Reasoning: Students will be able to explain information presented in graphs, diagrams, and tables.
  5. Information Literacy: Students will be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use the needed information.

Employment Opportunities

Administrative Support Technologists work in office support positions and perform a variety of office tasks. Employers seek workers who have excellent skills in computer applications, communications, decision making, critical thinking, and team-work. Job opportunities as executive secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, word processing specialists, and office technicians are available locally, regionally, and nationally.

Program Requirements

An academic advisor will review your preparation in Mathematics and English with you. You’ll be guided to appropriate preliminary coursework to give you the greatest chance of success in this program.

For Further Information, Contact:

Jane Jones

Sabrina Ward

Wes Mullins, Assistant Dean

Program of Study

First Year Spring

Eligible for Quickbooks Online Certified User Certification upon Completion of ACC 215

Eligible for Microsoft Office Specialist Word Certification Core & Master upon Completion of AST 141

Second Year Spring

Eligible for Career Readiness Certifications While Enrolled in AST 290

Eligible for Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Certification Core upon Completion of ITE 140

Total Program Credits: 65

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

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