Javascript is currently not supported, or is disabled by this browser. Please enable Javascript for full functionality.

Skip to Main Content
    Palo Alto College
  Dec 01, 2020
Palo Alto College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
Palo Alto College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Administrative Computer Technology, A.A.S.

Return to Degree Plans & Certificates - Academic/Technical Return to: Degree Plans & Certificates - Academic/Technical

The Administrative Computer Technology Program prepares students to enter the dynamic world of the modern automated office. The program provides a solid foundation in general education and the depth in technical skills needed in the changing office environment. In consultation with a faculty advisor, students can use directed electives to strengthen or broaden their own preparation for employment.

The overall focus of the computer classes in ACT is to provide students with quality instruction and many hours of “hands-on” experience at the computer. Students will be taught software packages that are currently used in the workplace.

Keyboarding competency of 20 words a minute with five or less errors is a must before entering the Associate degree or certificate plans. Please talk to an ACT advisor if you have questions or concerns.

Advisory Committee
Sandra Arce, HB Zachry
Sue Doyle, Office Works
Debra Martinez, Alamo Colleges
Matt Curiel, Snelling Staffing Services
Phyllis Williams, Valero Corporation
Alan McCabe, Frost National Bank
Cheryl Jones, City Public Service
Mary Halvorsen, International Assn. of Administrative Professionals

Related Degrees and Certificates

Ladder Certificates
General Office Level I Certificate 
Secretarial Assistant Level I Certificate 
Administrative Assistant Level II Certificate 
Additional Awards
Bill and Account Collector Level I Certificate 
Business Communications Level I Certificate 
Customer Services Representative Level I Certificate 
Data Entry Technician Level I Certificate  
Skills Upgrade Level I Certificate 

Departmental Awards
Customer Service Clerk Local Certificate 
Data Entry Clerk Local Certificate 
Office Clerk Local Certificate  



Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Computer Technology (3555)

First Year

Second Year

Total Hours 60

Return to Degree Plans & Certificates - Academic/Technical Return to: Degree Plans & Certificates - Academic/Technical