Administrative Support Technology

AST 101 (2 CR)
Keyboarding I

Teaches alpha/numeric keyboard with emphasis on correct techniques, speed, and accuracy.  Teaches formatting of basic personal and business correspondence, reports, and tabulation.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

AST 102 (3 CR)
Keyboarding II

Prerequisite:  AST 101 or keyboarding competence

Develops keyboarding and document production skills with emphasis on preparation of specialized business documents.  Continues skill-building for speed and accuracy.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

AST 201 (3 CR)
Keyboarding III

Prerequisite:  AST 102 or instructor approval

Develops decision-making skills, speed, and accuracy in production keying.  Applies word processing skills in creating specialized business documents.  A laboratory co-requisite (AST 202) may be required.  Lecture 3 hours per week. 

AST 243 (3 CR)
Office Administration I

Prerequisite:  AST 102 or instructor approval

Develops an understanding of the administrative support role and the skills necessary to provide organizational and technical support in a contemporary office setting.  Emphasizes the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving and job performance skills in a business office environment.  Lecture 3 hours per week.