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AST 55 - Certification Preparation
Serves as a review of objectives for a specific Certification. Uses certification test preparation software, when available, in conjunction with a faculty resource person. May be repeated for credit.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
AST 80 - Basic Keyboarding I
Introduces students to the basic operation of the microcomputer with the focus on the development of keyboarding skills using basic keyboarding by touch.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
AST 81 - Basic Keyboarding II
Introduces students to basic business letter formats, simple tables, basic memo formats, and skill-building techniques. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 83) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 82 - Basic Keyboarding III
Introduces students to tables with columnar headings, invoices, simple charts, various business letter formats, memos, and skill- building techniques. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 84) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 85 - Office Procedures I
Introduces students to the general office procedures of telephone techniques, reprographics, social interactions in the office, and other general office correspondence. Utilizes the microcomputer for all business correspondence and related documents.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 86 - Office Procedures II
Introduces students to interviewing techniques, refines telephone skills, reprographics skills, social skills, and other general office techniques.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 88 - Microcomputer Concepts and Applications
Introduces students to hands-on basic computer concepts using a state-of-the-art word processing package. Focus will be on document origination, revisions, and hard-copy layouts. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 89) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 93 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
AST 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 100 - Office Skills Review
Reviews office skills such as keyboarding, shorthand, machine transcription, and other selected office topics based on individual needs.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 103) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
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. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 104) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 103 - Keyboarding I Laboratory
Provides supplemental instruction in AST 101. Should be taken concurrently with AST 101, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
AST 104 - Keyboarding II Laboratory
Provides supplemental instruction in AST 102. Should be taken concurrently with AST 102, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
AST 107 - Editing/Proofreading Skills
Develops skills essential to creating and editing business documents. Covers grammar, spelling, diction, punctuation, capitalization, and other usage problems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 108 - Telephone Techniques
Provides guidelines and techniques for communicating effectively on the telephone and for handling telephone problems efficiently, pleasantly, and constructively.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
AST 112 - Keyboarding Skill
Emphasizes speed and accuracy to attain skills for job employment and job promotion. Prerequisite: AST 101 or AST 114 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 113 - Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy
Focuses on improving keyboarding speed and accuracy through assigned exercises that diagnose problem areas. Emphasizes increased productivity through improved speed and accuracy. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-2 hours per week.
1 credits
AST 114 - Keyboarding for Information Processing
Teaches the alphabetic and numeric keys: develops correct techniques and competency in the use of computer keyboards. May include basic correspondence and report formats. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 115) may be required.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
AST 115 - Keyboarding for Information Processing Laboratory
Provides supplemental instruction in AST 114. Should be taken concurrently with AST 114, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
AST 117 - Keyboarding for Computer Usage
Teaches the alphabetic keyboard and 10-key pad. Develops correct keying techniques.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
AST 130 - Office Procedures
Introduces general functions and duties performed in the office. Prerequisite AST 101.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 132 - Word Processing I (Specify Software)
Introduces students to a word processing program to create, edit, save and print documents.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
AST 133 - Word Processing II (Specify Software)
Presents formatting and editing features of a word processing program.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
AST 134 - Word Processing III (Specify Software)
Continues work with formatting features and text enhancements of a word processing program.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
AST 136 - Office Record Keeping
Introduces types of record keeping duties performed in the office, such as financial, tax, payroll, and inventory. Utilizes specialized software where applicable.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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.
3 credits
AST 140 - Introduction to Windows
Introduces students to Windows and provides basic concepts and commands necessary in the Windows environment.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
AST 141 - Word Processing (Specify Software)
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. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 144) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 142 - Word Processing II (Specify Software)
Teaches advanced software applications. Prerequisite AST 141 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 145) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 147 - Introduction to Presentation Software (Spcify Software)
Introduces presentation options including slides, transparencies, and other forms of presentations.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
AST 150 - Desktop Publishing I (Specify Software)
Presents desktop publishing features including page layout and design, font selection, and use of graphic images.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
AST 153 - Introduction to Database Software (Specify Software)
Provides first-time users with sufficient information to make practical use of database management software. Covers specific business applications. Students prepare for Core Microsoft Access MOUS Exam.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
AST 154 - Voice Recognition Applications
Teaches the computer user to use the voice as an input device to compose documents and to give commands directly to the computer.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
AST 155 - Intro. to Desktop Infor. Management (Specify Software)
Teaches desktop information management to organize schedules through the calendar. Students learn how to manage electronic messages, appointments, contacts, tasks, and files. Students prepare for Core Microsoft Outlook MOS Exam.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
AST 160 - Learning the Internet for Business
Introduces students to basic Internet terminology and services including e-mail, www browsing, search engines, and other services. Provides an introduction to electronic commerce in an office environment.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
AST 171 - Introduction to Call Center Services
Introduces concepts and skills needed to be an effective customer service representative for a telephone service operation. Covers call center theory and technology, interpersonal communication skills, customer relations attitudes, telecommunications techniques, and professional procedures to handle a variety of customer service sales requests.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 176 - Medical Office/Unit Management
Develops administrative and support skills for a medical setting including effective communications, ethical and legal issues, research techniques, and insurance claims processing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
AST 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 201 - Keyboarding III
Develops decision-making skills, speed, and accuracy in production keying. Applies word processing skills in creating specialized business documents. Prerequisite AST 102. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 202) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 202 - Keyboarding III Laboratory
Provides supplemental instruction in AST 201. Should be taken concurrently with AST 201, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
AST 205 - Business Communications
Teaches techniques of oral and written communications. Emphasizes writing and presenting business-related materials.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 206 - Professional Development
Develops professional awareness in handling business and social situations. Emphasizes goal setting, critical thinking, decision-making, and employment skills.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 215 - Medical Keyboarding
Develops decision-making skills, speed, and accuracy in preparation of medical documents with emphasis on meeting office requirements. Prerequisite AST 102. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 216) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 230 - Introduction to Office Technology
Introduces principles, methods, and techniques involved in office technology. Emphasizes the use of microcomputer equipment and software. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 231) may be required.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 232 - Microcomputer Office Applications
Teaches production of business documents using word processing, databases, and spreadsheets. Emphasizes document production to meet business and industry standard. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 233) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 233 - Microcomputer Office Applications Laboratory
Provides supplemental instruction in AST 232. Should be taken concurrently with AST 232, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
AST 234 - Records and Database Management
Teaches filing and records management procedures using microcomputer database software. Incorporates both manual and electronic methods for managing information. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 235) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 236 - Specialized Software Applications (Specify Software)
Teaches specialized integrated software application on the microcomputer. Emphasizes document production to meet business and industry standards. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 237) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 237 - Specialized Software Applications Lab-Specify Software
Provides supplemental instruction in AST 236. Should be taken concurrently with AST 236, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
AST 238 - Word Processing Advanced Operations
Teaches advanced word processing features including working with merge files, macros, and graphics; develops competence in the production of complex documents. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 239) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 239 - Word Processing Advanced Operations Laboratory
Provides supplemental instruction in AST 238. Should be taken concurrently with AST 238, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
AST 240 - Machine Transcription
Develops proficiency in the use of transcribing equipment to produce business documents. Emphasizes listening techniques, business English, and proper formatting. Includes production rates and mailable copy requirements. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 241) may be required. Co-requisite AST 102 or equivalent.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 241 - Machine Transcription Laboratory
Provides supplemental instruction in AST 240. Should be taken concurrently with AST 240, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
AST 242 - Medical Insurance and Coding
Teaches coding for medical services rendered within a medical office setting utilizing current coding books for maximum reimbursement.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 244 - Office Administration II
Enhances skills necessary to provide organizational and technical support in a contemporary office setting. Emphasizes administrative and supervisory role of the office professional. Includes travel and meeting planning, office budgeting and financial procedures, international issues, and career development. Prerequisite AST 243 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 245 - Medical Machine Transcription
Develops machine transcription skills, integrating operation of transcribing equipment with understanding of medical terminology. Emphasizes dictation techniques and accurate transcription of medical documents in prescribed formats. Prerequisite AST 102 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 246) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 247 - Legal Machine Transcription
Develops machine transcription skills, integrating operation of transcribing equipment with understanding of legal terminology. Emphasizes dictation techniques and accurate transcription of legal documents in prescribed formats. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 248) may be required. Prerequisite AST 102 or equivalent.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 253 - Advanced Desktop Publishing I (Specify Software)
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. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 255) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 254 - Advanced Desktop Publishing II (Specify Software)
Presents advanced features of desktop publishing software, culminating in the layout and design of complex multi-page documents. Prerequisite AST 253 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 256) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 255 - Desktop Publishing I Laboratory - Specify Software
Provides supplemental instruction in AST 253. Should be taken concurrently with AST 253, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
AST 257 - WP Desktop Publishing (Specify Software)
Uses word processing software to teach advanced document preparation. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent and experience in using the specified word processing software. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 258) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 260 - Presentation Software (Specify Software)
Teaches creation of slides including use of text, clip art, and graphs. Includes techniques for enhancing presentations with on-screen slide show as well as printing to transparencies and hand-outs. Incorporates use of sound and video clips. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 261) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
AST 265 - Legal Office Procedures I
Introduces general office procedures used in law offices and courts. Co-requisite AST 102 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 271 - Medical Office Procedures I
Covers medical office procedures, records management, preparation of medical reports, and other medical documents. Co-requisite AST 102 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AST 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
AST 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AST 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits