Administrative Support

Administrative support

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Meta Major: 

The Administrative Support Career Studies Certificate at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for an entry-level job in an automated office environment in a business or organization.

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


Required Courses: 

AST 101 Keyboarding I (Introductory Level)  - 3 Credit Hours
AST 243 Office Administration I  - 3 Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Composition I  - 3 Credit Hours
ITE 119 Information Literacy  - 3 Credit Hours or ITE 120 Principles of Information Systems  - 3 Credit Hours
ITE 175 E-mail Essentials  - 1 Credit Hours
ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration  - 4 Credit Hours
Technical Electives

Course Sequence: 

  • 3 Credit(s)

Additional Program Information: 

Approved Technical Electives

  • ACC 110   Computerized Accounting
  • ACC 211/213 Principles of Accounting I/Lab
  • AST 290  Internship
  • BUS 100  Introduction to Business
  • ENG 112  College Composition II
  • HIM 115  Ambulatory Coding
  • HLT 141  Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • ITE 151   Microcomputer Software: Database Management (Recommended for students who completed ITE 119)

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Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Administrative Assistant
Customer Service
Data Entry Keyer
Executive Secretary
Insurance Claims Clerk
Manager of Office
Word Processor & Typist