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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 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.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 144) may be required.
2-4 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 201 - Keyboarding III
Develops decision-making skills, speed, and accuracy in production keying. Applies word processing skills in creating specialized business documents.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: AST 102. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 202) may be required.
2-4 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.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
A laboratory co-requisite (AST 235) may be required.
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.
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 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
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.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: AST 102 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 246) may be required.
2-4 credits
AST 271 - Medical Office Procedures I
Covers medical office procedures, records management, preparation of medical reports, and other medical documents.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Co-requisite: AST 102 or equivalent.
3 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 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