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Purpose: This curriculum is designed to provide administrative support technology education. It is recommended for students interested in a professional career as a secretary/administrative assistant, office manager, receptionist, or executive assistant. In addition, the Administrative Support Technology program teaches students to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. Students will learn to perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently and to serve as information and communication managers for an office.
Occupational Objectives: Administrative Services Manager • Executive Secretary and Administrative Assistant • First-Line Supervisor, Administrative Support • First-Line Supervisor, Customer Service • Office and Administrative Support Worker • Office Clerk • Receptionist and Information Clerk • Secretary/ Administrative Professional • Word Processor and Typist
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Administrative Support Technology requires English prerequisites as described in the college catalog. Additionally, students should have command of the fundamental processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals.
Program Requirements: The two-year Administrative Support Technology program combines instruction in the many subject areas required for competence as a multifunction secretary in business, government, industry, law offices, medical offices, and other organizations.
Approximately one-half of the curriculum will include courses in Administrative Support Technology with the remaining courses in related subjects, general education, and elective credits. Students are advised to consult with their faculty advisor to plan their program and to select electives. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester curriculum, students will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Support Technology.
Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college after completing A.A.S. degree requirements should inform their academic advisors at the beginning of studies to determine the appropriate courses to meet transfer requirements.