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PAVE

Clerical Assistant

Clerical Assistant
Career Studies Certificate

Purpose: The Clerical Assistant Career Studies Certificate teaches students basic skills in keyboarding, filing, office machines and equipment, telephone etiquette, mail processing and general office procedures. 

Occupational Objectives: Students may seek employment in small businesses, schools, and offices as office clerks, receptionists, clerical assistants, or data entry operators. 

Admission Requirements: General college curricular admission 

Clarification of Admission Requirements:  Students must have completed a high school program with a recognized diploma/GED or have passed the college’s Ability to Benefit (ATB) test. 

Program Notes: All students applying to the Clerical Assistant program will take the college placement tests. Students entering the program must have keyboarding experience and the social skills necessary to function as independent persons among their peers in the college environment. Social skills are defined as the ability to follow directions and exhibit appropriate communication skills and behavior that adhere to the college code of conduct.  Credits earned in this program are non-transferable. 

Curriculum

Course

Title

LEC.

HRS.

LAB.

HRS.

CRS.

CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

SDV 80

Integrated Basic Academic/Life Skills (Clerical Assistant/Food Service Assistant)

3

0

3

SOC 85

Social Skills Development

3

0

3

AST 80

Basic Keyboarding I

2

0

2

ACC 1

Bookkeeping

2

2

3

AST 85

Office Procedures I

3

0

3

AST 86

Office Procedures II

3

0

3

AST 88

Microcomputer Concepts and Applications I

3

0

3

AST 95

Microcomputer Concepts and Applications II

3

0

3

AST 90

Coordinated Internship in Administrative Support Technology

0

25

5

Total Minimum Credits Required for Career Studies Certificate in Clerical Assistant

23

27

29

 Effective Fall 2011; non-substantive revisions 7/25/2016

General Information

Reynolds Community College

PAVE-DTC Room 444

P.O. Box 85622

Richmond, VA 23285-5622

Greta Tucker 
PAVE Program Coordinator 
804-523-5572 
Gtucker@reynolds.edu

Georgette Harris 
PAVE Internship Specialist 
804-523-5576
Gharris@reynolds.edu

Anatalie Joseph 
PAVE Office Support Specialist 
804-523-5572 
Ajoseph@reynolds.edu

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.