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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 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 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 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
A laboratory co-requisite (AST 103) may be required.
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.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: AST 101. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 104) may be required.
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 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 232 - Microcomputer Office Applications
Teaches production of business documents using word processing, databases, and spreadsheets. Emphasizes document production to meet business and industry standard.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 233) may be required.
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 236 - Specialized Software Applications (Specify Software)
Teaches specialized integrated software application on the microcomputer. Emphasizes document production to meet business and industry standards.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 237) may be required.
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.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
A laboratory co-requisite (AST 239) may be required.
2-4 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.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
A laboratory co-requisite (AST 241) may be required. Co-requisite: AST 102 or equivalent.
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.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: AST 101.
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.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: AST 243 or equivalent.
3 credits