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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Administrative Support Technology Specialization
Associate of Applied Science Degree AL, WO, ELI

Purpose:  This specialization is designed for persons who seek employment in the field of administrative support technology, for those who are presently in that field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills regarding office technology. Occupational objectives include administrative support professional and office administration/management specialists.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
1AST 141 Word Processing I 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
3PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
6___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills 3
5BUS 125 Applied Business Mathematics 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MKT 201 Introduction to Marketing 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
7___ ___    Business Elective 3
9___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications or AST 236 Specialized Software Application or ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3
8CST CST    Elective 3
ITD 110 Webpage Design I or ART 116 Design for the Web I or ENG 123 Writing for the World Wide Web 3
Total   18
4th Semester
AST 243 Office Administration I 3
AST 234 Records and Database Management 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3
10ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
3PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   16
Total credits for the Administrative Support Technology Specialization =69

Check course descriptions in this catalog for requirements regarding placement test and/or prerequisite.

1 Prerequisite is AST 101 or division approval.

2 Students may substitute a higher level of math. Consult a faculty advisor for appropriate selection.

3 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

4 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

5 Students considering a transfer should consult a faculty advisor.

6 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

7 It is strongly recommended that AST 260, Presentation Software, AST 253, Advanced Desktop Publishing I or ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software be taken for this elective. Other business electives may be selected from accounting, administrative support technology, contract management, marketing, or real estate. Students considering transfer should consult a faculty advisor for appropriate choices.

8 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

9 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

10 Students considering transfer may take ECO 201 or 202 after consulting a faculty advisor.