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Administrative Support Technology AAS
The AAS degree program in administrative support technology provides students with opportunities to develop skills needed in processing information using a variety of integrated office software applications as well as appropriate professional interpersonal communication skills. Graduates will input, manipulate, and retrieve data; use interactive office software, e-mail, and information processing skills for applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database; and perform other office duties.
The Associate+Bachelor’s degree program provides students with the foundation needed for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program. Students begin their studies in the associate of applied science program in administrative support technology. Upon successful completion of five semesters of the AAS program, and with a minimum GPA of 2.5, students may enroll directly to the Division of Academic Affairs/Center for Multidisciplinary Studies to pursue a bachelor’s degree in applied arts and science, where students may choose a concentration in human resource development. More information is available at www.rit.edu/NTID/astAplusB.
Places of employment
Graduates will find employment in a variety of settings, including business, industry, government, and education. Positions for which graduates qualify include administrative assistant, office assistant, word processor, and secretary.
English: Placement into the College of Liberal Arts’ Writing Seminar (0502-227) course. Students typically enter Writing Seminar with reading scores equivalent to 10.0 on the California Reading Test. However, students who complete AAS degrees typically enter NTID with reading scores equivalent to 9.0 on the California Reading Test.
Mathematics: Mathematics Applications for Business Technology (0884-155) is required. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school mathematics.
Science: Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school science.
Administrative support technology, AAS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar||3|
|LAS Perspective 1||3|
|NAST-140||Essential Document Production||3|
|NAST-160||Spreadsheet Applications for Business||3|
|ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies†|
|ENGL-150||LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar||3|
|NAST-150||Advanced Document Production||3|
|NBUS-200||Orientation to Business||3|
|LAS Perspective 3, 4, 6||9|
|NAST-220||Database Applications for Business||3|
|NAST-215||Integrated Document Production||3|
|NAST-210||Essentials of Business Communication||3|
|NBUS-213||Applied Ethics for Business||3|
|NAST-240||Administrative Support Technology Seminar||3|
|NBUS-217||Fundamentals of Management||3|
|LAS Perspective 2||3|
|NBUS-223||Fundamentals of Marketing||3|
|NAST-230||Desktop Publishing for Business||3|
|NBUS-221||Essentials of Human Resource Management||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||75|
Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.
† A 3-credit ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies course, to be taken at NTID or another college of RIT; will count for RIT Gen Ed credit if it is simultaneously an RIT (non-NTID) Perspective Category course.
‡ Any mathematics course numbered NMTH-120 or higher.
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