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Administrative Support Technology

Area

Administrative Support Technology

Degree

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Length

Four semesters (two-year) program

Purpose

With the rapid development of business, industry and government in Virginia, there is growing demand for administrative support personnel who possess high-level technical, interpersonal and leadership skills. The associate of applied science degree curriculum in administrative support technology is designed to prepare individuals for full-time employment immediately upon completion of the community college program. This program is beneficial for individuals who are seeking first-time employment, career advancement, promotion or MOS certification.

Occupational Objectives

administrative support specialist, customer service representative, executive assistant, marketing assistant or office manager

Transfer Guidelines

Transfer opportunities for associate of applied science degrees are very specific in nature. Students enrolling in an applied science degree with plans to transfer should explore opportunities with their faculty advisor.

Program Requirements

The two-year curriculum in administrative support technology includes instruction in administrative support technology, general education, computer skills and electives. Students are advised to consult with their faculty advisors in planning their programs and selecting electives. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will be awarded the associate of applied science degree in administrative support technology.

Teacher Certification/Business Education Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer into a business education specialization are encouraged to enroll in MTH 151 and MTH 152. In addition, these courses may be required: AST 102 (Keyboarding II); AST 141 (Word Processing I); AST 243 (Business Administration) or AST 135 (Simulation in Office Procedures); and AST 236 (Specialized Software Applications) or AST 232 (Microcomputer Office Applications). Contact the program advisor for additional information regarding elementary/secondary teacher education transfer requirements.

 

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