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Certificate

Program Coordinator:     Nan Jones, LRC 212, Ext. 2465
Length:                                Two semesters (one year)

Purpose: With the increased development of business, industry, and government in Virginia, there is a great need for qualified personnel in the clerical area of office occupations. The clerical program is designed to train personnel for full-time employment upon completion of the course requirements. In addition, the curriculum furnishes the student the opportunity to elect to transfer into the AAS degree program if she/he so wishes.

Occupational Objectives: 
    
Receptionist 
    Records Clerk 
    Typist 
    Office Clerk 
    Office Assistant

Admission Requirements: A student eligible for admission to the College can normally be considered for admission to Clerical Studies curriculum.

Program Requirements: The two-semester curriculum provides training in keyboarding, filing, word processing, and office record keeping or business electives. Proficiency in high school English and mathematics is required. Students who are not proficient in English and mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses. In addition to this, the curriculum includes supportive courses as a preparation for entrance into the job market. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the student will be awarded a Certificate in Clerical Studies.

Clerical Studies

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

MTH 141

2*Business Math I

3

0

3

AST 154

Voice Recognition Applications

2

0

2

Total

16

0

16

Second Semester (Spring)

AST 102

Keyboarding II

4

0

4

AST 171

Intro. To Call Center Services

3

0

3

AST 137

Records Management

3

0

3

AST 141

Word Processing I

3

0

3

AST 136

3*Office Record Keeping

3

0

3

Total

16

0

16

Total Minimum Credits required for Certificate...............................32

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. Transfer student should check the math requirements at respective four year schools of interest.

3. ACC 211 should be taken in place of AST136 if you intend to transfer.


Gainful Employment Report - Clerical Studies

Last updated: 2/17/2014 4:07:44 PM