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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

60 Southside Virginia

60 Southside Virginia Community College ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY (Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses) Award: Associate of Applied Science Length: Sixty-four credit hour program Purpose: By 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for administrative assistants will grow by 13.2 percent. This curriculum is designed to prepare students for full-time employment immediately upon completion of the community college program. Persons who are seeking their first employment in an office position as well as those who are seeking a promotion may benefit from this curriculum. Occupational Objectives • Administrative Assistant • Executive Assistant • Executive Secretary • Human Resources Assistant • Office Manager • Office Services Specialist • Technical Secretary Admission Requirements: In additional to the admission requirements established for the college, entry in the Administrative Support Technology program re- quires competency in English and Math Essentials (MTE 1-3) as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic test, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE and ENF requirements or equivalents. Program Description: The two-year program includes instruction in areas required for competence as office support personnel in business, government, industry, 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 encouraged to consult with their faculty advisor to plan their program and to select electives. Upon satisfactory completion of the program requirements, students will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Support Technology. Course Title Hours Lab FIRST SEMESTER AST 101 Keyboarding I 2 2 3 AST 107 Editing and Proofreading 3 0 3 ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 OR ENG 137 Communication Processes I HLT/PED EEE Health or Physical Education 1 0 1 ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3 MTH 141 Business Mathematics I 3 0 3 SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 Total 16 2 17

Programs of Study 61 SECOND SEMESTER AST 102 Keyboarding II 2 2 3 AST 234 Records and Database Management 3 0 3 ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3 OR ENG 138 Communication Processes II OR CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking ITE 150 Database Software (Access) 3 0 3 OR Elective AST 205 Business Communications 3 0 3 Total 14 2 15 THIRD SEMESTER ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3 2 4 AST 141 Word Processing I 2 2 3 ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software (Excel) 3 0 3 AST 243 Office Administration I 3 0 3 HLT/PED EEE Health or Physical Education 1 0 1 BUS EEE BUS Elective 3 0 3 Total 15 4 17 FOURTH SEMESTER AST 236 Specialized Software Applications 2 2 3 AST 244 Office Administration II 3 0 3 AST 298 Seminar and Project 3 0 3 HUM EEE Humanities Elective 1 3 0 3 SOC EEE Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3 Total 14 2 15 Total credits .................................................................................................................................................................. 64 1 Please see page 43 for a list of acceptable social science and humanities/fine arts electives.