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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions for: AST
Administrative Support Tech
AST 101 - Keyboarding I
Teaches the 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 - Keyboarding II
Develops keyboarding and document production skills with emphasis on preparation of specialized business documents. Continues skill-building for speed and accuracy. Prerequisite: AST 101. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 107 - Editing/Proof
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills (3 cr.) Develops skills essential to creating and editing business documents. Covers grammar, spelling, diction, punctuation, capitalization, and other usage problems. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 137 - Records Management
Teaches filing and records management procedures for hard copy, electronic, and micrographic systems. Identifies equipment, supplies, and solutions to records management problems. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 141 - Word Processing I
Teaches creating and editing documents, including line and page layouts, columns, fonts, search/replace, cut/paste, spell/thesaurus, and advanced editing and formatting features of word processing software. Prerequisite: AST 101 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 205 - Business Communications
Teaches techniques of oral and written communications. Emphasizes writing and presenting business-related materials. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 243 - Office Administration I
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. Prerequisite: AST 101. Lecture 3 hour per week.
AST 253 - Advanced Desktop Publishing I
Introduces specific desktop publishing software. Teaches document layout and design, fonts, type styles, style sheets, and graphics. Prerequisite: AST 101 or equivalent and experience in using a word processing package. Lecture 3 hours per week.