Oakland Community College 


Associate in Applied Science (AST.GBU.AAS)

   The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Administrative Support Technology – General Business concentration is designed to provide a well-rounded education in the skills and knowledge required of administrative professionals in today’s competitive global marketplace.
   As the reliance on technology continues to expand in the workplace, the role of the administrative professional continues to evolve. Increased technology and organizational restructuring have led secretaries and administrative assistants to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff.
   Administrative support is one of the largest occupations in the U.S. and is vital to the information flow within any organization.
   Graduates and certificate holders of this program may qualify for employment opportunities as an administrative assistant, secretary, executive secretary, or office coordinator in either the public or private sector.
   Many student outcomes and opportunities may be achieved through this curriculum including those outlined below.

  • Specialized employment opportunities
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Opportunities to prepare for and take such exams as the CAP exam
  • Specialized education and training using computer hardware and software
  • Development of effective personal and interpersonal skills
  • Education in a capstone specialized area

   Prior to beginning the program requirements the student must be computer literate and have the skills to key text at a minimum rate of 35 words per minute. These necessary skills may be obtained from your life and work experiences or can be acquired by taking classes such as AST 1000, AST 1010 and CIS 1000.

Major Requirements Credits
AST 1050 Formatting 2
AST 1070 Word Processing 3
AST 1300 Document Processing and Production 4
AST 1450 Transcription Technology 4
AST 1700 Office Processes and Administration 4
AST 2000 Desktop Publishing 3
CIS 1050 Personal Computer Productivity Tools (MS Office) 4
CIS 1060 Personal Computer Spreadsheet Concepts 3
CIS 1070 Personal Computer Presentation Concepts 3
CIS 1400 Web Design I 4
  Total 34
Required Supportive Courses  
BUS 1100 Introduction to Business 4
BUS 2030 Business Law I 3
COM 1290 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENG 1350 Business Communications 3
PSY 2630 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior 3
  Total 16
Students will select a minimum of 2 credits from the following:
ACC 1500 Accounting for the Small Business Owner 3
ACC 1800 Accounting Procedures 2
ACC 1810 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
ACC 1820 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4
AST 1090 Legal Office Environment and Documentation 3
AST 2433 Office Internship I 3
BUS 1310 Principles of Supervision 3
BUS 2040 Business Law II 3
BUS 2530 Principles of Management 3
BUS 2700 Business and Labor Relations 3
BUS 2800 Human Resource Management 3
CIS 1080 Personal Computer Database Concepts 3
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
General Education Requirement
See General Education Distribution Requirements
P20 ARTICULATION STUDENTS: Students who have completed P20 articulation programs may apply for advanced placement. Detailed information may be obtained through your high school counselor.
●   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.