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AST 101 Keyboarding I (2-4 credits)
A laboratory corequisite (AST 103) may be required.

Teaches the alpha/numeric keyboard with emphasis on correct techniques, speed, and accuracy. Teaches formatting of basic personal and business correspondence, reports and tabulation. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 103) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. 2-4 credits.

AST 102 Keyboarding II (3-4 credits)
Prerequisite: AST 101
A laboratory corequisite (AST 104) may be required.

Develops keyboarding and document production skills with emphasis on preparation of specialized business documents. Continues skill-building for speed and accuracy. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 104) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week.  2-4 credits.

AST 107 - Editing/Proofreading Skills (3 credits)
Develops skills essential to creating and editing business documents. Covers grammar, spelling, diction, punctuation, capitalization, and other usage problems. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

AST 114 Keyboarding for Information Processing (1-2 credits)
A laboratory corequisite (AST 115) may be required.

Teaches the alphabetic and numeric keys: develops correct techniques and competency in the use of computer keyboards. May include basic correspondence and report formats. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 115) may be required. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. 1-2 credits.

AST 136 - Office Record Keeping (3 credits)
Introduces types of record keeping duties performed in the office, such as financial, tax, payroll, and inventory. Utilizes specialized software where applicable. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

AST 137 Records Management (3 credits)
Teaches filing and records management procedures for hard copy, electronic, and micrographic systems. Identifies equipment, supplies, and solutions to records management problems. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

AST 141 Word Processing (Specify Software) (2-4 credits)
Prerequisite: AST 101 or equivalent
A laboratory co-requisite (AST 144) may be required

Teaches creating and editing documents, including line and page layouts, columns, fonts, search/replace, cut/past, spell/thesaurus, and advanced editing and formatting features of word processing software. Lecture 2-4 hours per week.

AST 154 Voice Recognition Applications (1-2 credits)
Teaches the computer user to use the voice as an input device to compose documents and to give commands directly to the computer. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. 1-2 credits.

AST 171 Introduction to Call Center Services (3 credits)
Introduces concepts and skills needed to be an effective customer service representative for a telephone service operation. Covers call center theory and technology, interpersonal communication skills, customer relations attitudes, telecommunications techniques, and professional procedures to handle a variety of customer service sales requests. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

AST 176 Medical Office/Unit Management (3 credits)
Develops administrative and support skills for a medical setting including effective communications, ethical and legal issues, research techniques, and insurance claims processing. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

AST 197 Co-op (1-5 credits)
Requires curriculum advisor and co-op advisor approvals.
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. 1-5 credits.

AST 205 Business Communications (3 credits)
Teaches techniques of oral and written communications. Emphasizes writing and presenting business-related materials. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

AST 206 Professional Development (3 credits)
Develops professional awareness in handling business and social situations. Emphasizes goal setting, critical thinking, decision-making, and employment skills. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

AST 230 Introduction to Office Technology (3 credits)
A laboratory corequisite (AST 231) may be required.
Introduces principles, methods, and techniques involved in office technology. Emphasizes the use of microcomputer equipment and software. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 231) may be required. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

AST 232 Microcomputer Office Applications (2-4 credits)
Prerequisite: AST 101 or equivalent
A laboratory Corequisite (AST 233) may be required.

Teaches production of business documents using word processing, databases, and spreadsheets. Emphasizes document production to meet business and industry standard. Lecture 2-4 hours per week.

AST 236 Specialized Software Applications (Specify Software) (2-4 credits)
Prerequisite: AST 101 or equivalent
A laboratory corequisite (AST 237) may be required.

Teaches specialized integrated software application on the microcomputer. Emphasizes document production to meet business and industry standards. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 237) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. 2-4 credits.

 AST 238 - Word Processing Advanced Operations (2-4 credits)
A laboratory co-requisite (AST 239) may be required.
Teaches advanced word processing features including working with merge files, macros, and graphics; develops competence in the production of complex documents. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 239) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. 2-4 credits.

AST 240 Machine Transcription (2-4 credits)
Prerequisite: AST 101
A laboratory corequisite (AST 241) may be required.
Corequisite AST 102 or equivalent.

Develops proficiency in the use of transcribing equipment to produce business documents. Emphasizes listening techniques, business English, and proper formatting. Includes production rates and mailable copy requirements. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 241) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. 2-4 credits.

AST 245 Medical Machine Transcription (2-4 credits)
Prerequisite: AST 102 or equivalent
 A laboratory co-requisite (AST 246) may be required.
Develops machine transcription skills, integrating operation of transcribing equipment with understanding of medical terminology. Emphasizes dictation techniques and accurate transcription of medical documents in prescribed formats. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 246) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. 2-4 credits.

AST 271 Medical Office Procedures I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: AST 101
Corequisite: AST 102 or equivalent.

Covers medical office procedures, records management, preparation of medical reports, and other medical documents. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

AST 297 Co-op (1-5 credits)
Requires curriculum advisor and co-op advisor approvals.

Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. 1-5 credits.

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