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NOVA 2012-2013 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
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
6___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications or 3
  AST  236  Specialized Software Application or  
  ITE  115  Intro. to Computer Application and Concepts  
8CST Elective 3
7___ Business Elective 3
9___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ITD 110 Webpage Design I or 3
  ART  116  Design for the Web I or  
  ENG  123  Writing for the World Wide Web  
Total   18
4th Semester
AST 234 Records and Database Management 3
AST 243 Office Administration I 3
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
10ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
3PED/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 an academic 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 an academic 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 an academic 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 an academic advisor.