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Administrative Support Technology - Executive Administrative Assistant (AAS)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Coordinator:                        Nan Jones, LRC 212, Ext. 2465
Length:                                                Four semesters (two years)

Purpose: With the rapid development of business and industry in Virginia, there is a great demand for qualified personnel in office occupations. The Associate of Applied Science Degree curriculum in Administrative Support Technology is designed to prepare persons for full-time employment immediately upon completion of the community college program. Persons who are seeking their first employment in an office position as well as those who are seeking a promotion may benefit from this curriculum.

Occupational Objectives: 
    Office Specialist
    Executive Secretary 
    Executive Administrative Assistant
    Office Manager 
    Related Office Occupations
    Executive Office Assistant

Admissions Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college entry into the Associate of Applied Science Degree curriculum in Administrative Support Technology requires proficiency in high school English and mathematics. Students who are not proficient in English and mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses.

Advanced Placement: Students who have completed training in Office Technology courses at the high school level or who have had appropriate occupational experience may apply for advance placement with credit. Credit by examination will be the basis upon which such advance placement will be granted. Through a special examination program, it will be possible for a student to exempt a portion of the typewriting requirement. Students currently holding either the CPS or PLS certification may also be granted up to 25 semester hours of credit. The student may then elect to enroll in an accelerated program to complete the AAS degree requirements in less than two years or take appropriate advanced courses for further occupational preparation.

Program Requirements: The two-year curriculum in Administrative Support Technology combines instruction in the many areas required for competence as a secretary in business, government, industry, law offices, and other organizations. The curriculum will include courses in Administrative Support Technology, related areas, general education and electives. Students are advised to consult with their faculty advisor and counselor in planning their programs. Upon satisfactory completion of the four semester curriculum listed below, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology with a major in Administrative Support Technology, Executive Administrative Assistant.

Notes on Transfer: Associate of Applied Science Degree programs are designed primarily to provide occupational competence for employment entry. Upon the student’s request, courses may be modified to provide possible transfer acceptability by four-year colleges and universities. Transfer options are listed in the footnotes.

Administrative Support Technology -Executive Administrative Assistant 

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

SDV 101

Orientation to College Success

1

0

1

AST 101

1*Keyboarding I

4

0

4

AST 107

Proofreading and Editing

3

0

3

EEE

2*Social Science Elective

3

0

3

MTH 141

3*Business Math

3

0

3

Total

17

0

17

Second Semester (Spring)

AST 102

Keyboarding II

4

0

4

AST 171

Intro. To Call Center Services

3

0

3

AST 141

Word Processing I

3

0

3

AST 137

Records Management

3

0

3

PED

4*Physical Education

0

2-3

1

EEE

2*Social Science Elective

3

0

3

Total

16

2-3

17

Third Semester (Fall)

EEE

5*Humanities

3

0

3

AST 205

Business Communications

3

0

3

AST 238

Word Processing Advanced
    Operations

3

0

3

AST 232

Microcomputer Office
Applications

3

0

3

AST 230

Intro. To Office Technology

3

0

3

AST 154

Voice Recognition Applications

2

0

2

Total

17

0

17

Fourth Semester (Spring)

BUS 241

Business Law I

3

0

3

AST 236

Specialized Software
Applications

3

0

3

AST 240

Machine Transcription

3

0

3

AST 206

Professional Development

3

0

3

AST 136

6*Office Record Keeping

3

0

3

Total

15

0

15

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree..............................66

Notes
The above semester-by semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Please meet with your faculty advisor for a discussion of factors which affect planning and sequencing in this program of study.

Footnotes*

1. Students who pass the Keyboarding Exemption Test will be granted credit for this course. Testing date is published in the class schedule.

2. Social Science electives include any course in economics, geography, history, political science/government, sociology and psychology.

3. Transfer students should consult the math requirements at respective 4 year schools of interest.

4. Students may substitute any HLT (Health) course that contains a personal wellness component for Physical Education requirement. Transfer students should note that four-year institutions may require a PED activity course in the general core.

5. Humanities electives include: ART 201, 202; foreign languages; HUM 201, 202; MUS 121, 122; PHI 101; REL 200, 210, 230; CST 130, 151, 152.

6. Transfer students should take ACC 211 in place of AST 136.

 

Note: Cooperative Education – AST 297 may be taken after satisfactory completion of the second semester with faculty and Co-op advisor approvals. The non-paid Co-op education option with nonprofit entities is available in this program of study.

Last updated: 3/7/2014 1:43:47 PM