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Administrative Support Technology

Certificate

Purpose: The Administrative Support Technology Certificate is a one-year program designed to prepare students for employment in the automated office.

Occupational Objectives: Administrative Assistant, Office Services Specialist, and key support positions

Admission Requirements: General college curricular admission

Program Notes: Credits earned in this program may be applied to the associate degree in Information Systems Technology, Microcomputer Applications specialization. Students will be required to repeat ENG, ITE, and AST courses in which grades lower than "C" are received.

Computer Competency Requirement: Students in this program will complete the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115.  Students can also meet this requirement by successfully passing the college's computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115.  Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information: Please see www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/Gainful%20Employment/GE_Info_398.aspx to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

CURRICULUM

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

AST 1011

Keyboarding I

0-3

0

0-3

AST 107

Editing/Proofreading Skills

3

0

3

AST 137

Records Management

3

0

3

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

TOTAL

13-16

0

13-16

ACC 195

Topics in Accounting: Essentials of Accounting

3

0

3

CST 100

Principles of Public Speaking

3

0

3

AST 205

Business Communications

3

0

3

AST 243

Office Administration I

3

0

3

TOTAL

12

0

12

ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration 3 0 3

AST 1902

Coordinated Internship or Approved Elective

0-3

0-15

3

___ ____3 Psychology Elective 3 0 3

BUS 240

Introduction to Business Law

3

0

3

TOTAL

9-12

0-15

12

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate in Administrative Support Technology

37

1Students with previous keyboarding skills may petition the department to test out of this course.

2Students should consult an advisor for assistance with the choice of the coordinated internship or approved elective.

3Students may take any 100-level or higher psychology (PSY) course to satisfy this elective. 

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