Jul 01, 2022  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

Support Professional, AAS

(The Management option of this program is also offered at the Lincoln County Campus.)

This program combines business background with heavy emphasis on either computer or management skills. This program consists of a one-year Certificate of Applied Science (CAS), after which students may seek employment.  Or, students can continue on to complete another year to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) with an option in either Computer/Web Marketing or Management. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Demonstrate mastery of computer software skills including Word, Excel, QuickBooks, Dreamweaver, Web 2.0, and Social Media;
  • Demonstrate speed and accuracy skills in data entry;
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills working with teams, with customers, and with managers;
  • Demonstrate basic marketing skills and marketing businesses on the web;
  • Communicate using various mediums, including writing, verbal, and technology;
  • Apply basic accounting functions to small business applications including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll and QuickBooks; and
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the law and business.

First Year

CAS Total Credits: 35-37


After completing the first year, students may continue on to an AAS degree in one of two specialized options: Computer/Web Marketing or Management.

Second Year

Computer/Web Marketing Option Fall Semester:

First Semester Total: 16

Second Semester Total: 16

AAS Computer/Web Marketing Option Total Credits: 67-69

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed.  Check course description.

First Semester Total: 16

Second Semester Total: 18

AAS Management Option Total Credits: 69-71

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed.  Check course description.

Program Information

  • All required courses within this degree program must be taken for a letter grade. Only electives may be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis.
  • Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certification for Word and Excel is recommended for this degree program. The certification examination is given at FVCC by appointment. See your advisor for details.
  • An internship is an option for this program. Students must apply for placements for this program the prior semester. See Internships for more information and application deadlines.

Opportunities after Graduation

Support Professionals, receptionists, clerks and data entry keyers work in organizations of every type. Major employers are educational institutions, insurance and temporary worker agencies. Support Professionals can advance to jobs such as word processing trainers, supervisors or managers.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or a Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor (Kalispell Campus) Faculty Advisor (Lincoln County Campus)
Jori Bullemer Brenda Rudolph, M.B.A. Chad Shilling, M.B.A.
LRC 129 BSS 106 LCC Room 105
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-3858 (406) 293-2721 ext. 233
jbullemer@fvcc.edu brudolph@fvcc.edu cshilling@fvcc.edu