2020-2021 Catalog 
  
    Jul 10, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Administrative Support Technology (AAS)


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CIP 52.0499
Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Code: 298-01
Program Length: 2 year - 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 65
Distance Learning Option Available

Program Advisor
Dr. Janet Rowell
276.964.7213
Davis Hall Room 232

Purpose: The Administrative Support Technology (AST) program is designed to prepare individuals for employment immediately upon completion of the community college curriculum. Individuals who are seeking employment in an office position and those who are seeking promotion may benefit from this curriculum.

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Administrative Support Technology program requires proficiency in English and reading skills. Deficiencies can be made up through the College’s developmental studies program. Students who have completed training in advanced keyboarding may receive college credit for their skills.

Program Requirements: The curriculum combines instruction in the many areas required for competence as an administrative assistant in business, government, industry, law offices, medical offices, and other organizations. The curriculum includes courses in administrative support technology, general education, courses in related areas, and electives. Students may be required to repeat keyboarding courses in which grades lower than “C” are received. Students are urged to consult with their faculty adviser in planning their programs. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester curriculum, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology with a major in Administrative Support Technology.

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 16

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 18
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 18

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 16

Fourth Semester


Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 15
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 15

Total Minimum Credits: 65


*Students who do not wish to pursue a Baccalaureate degree in Administrative Support Technology may substitute ENG 101 -ENG 102 for ENG 111 -ENG 112 .

**Humanities/Fine Arts: Students may choose from the following courses: Philosophy, Religion, Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, and Foreign Languages.

***See Advisor for course alternatives

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