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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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