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Administrative Support Technology (AST)

Administrative support technology reinforces the day-to-day operations of other organizations. The processes employed in this sector (e.g., general management, personnel administration, clerical activities, etc.) are often integral parts of the activities of establishments found in all sectors of the economy.


With the rapid development of business, industry and government in Virginia, there is growing demand for administrative support personnel who possess high-level technical, interpersonal and leadership skills. The curriculum in administrative support technology is designed to prepare individuals for full-time employment immediately upon completion of the community college program. This program is beneficial for individuals who are seeking first-time employment, career advancement, promotion or MOS certification.

Possible occupational outcomes for these programs include: information processing technician, administrative support specialist, customer service representative, executive assistant, marketing assistant or office manager.
Certificate in Office Systems Assistant
Career Studies Certificate in Information Processing Technician