Administrative Support Technology



Length: A full-time student may complete this program in four to five semesters, depending upon the track chosen.

Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Administrative Support Technology is designed to educate and train students wishing to enter or advance in an office support career. With three tracks offered under the Administrative Support Technology umbrella, students are given the opportunity to select a course of study that will meet their occupational objectives.

Occupational Objectives: Possible employment opportunities include:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Secretary
  • Legal Secretary/Paralegal
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical Insurance Coder
  • Office Manager

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into this program requires completion of four units of high school English and one unit of high school mathematics. If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in academic preparation in the College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Description: Designed for completion in two years, all tracks of the Administrative Support Technology program combine instruction in critical areas related to successful career advancement within the office support area.

Program Tracks include:

  • General Office Specialization
  • Medical Office Specialization

Program Requirements: To receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree, you must complete a minimum of 69 credits in the General Office Track; a minimum of 69 credits in the Legal Specialization; and 67-69 credits for the Medical Office Specialization. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better to graduate. The following outlines represent a typical order of courses taken by full-time day students. Part-time and/or evening students may take courses in any desired order, except for sequence courses, or courses requiring prerequisites.

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Program Outcomes

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