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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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