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Office Assistant Curriculum

Effective June 1, 2015

Students must have a grade of "C" or better in any course to progress in courses which require that course as a prerequisite and a grade of "C" or better in all core courses to graduate. A cumulative G.P.A. of a minimum of 2.0 is required for graduation.

Office Assistant Courses

10-102-106-00 Business Orientation
Introduces students to the topics of business and allows them to experience the expectations and rigor of the program. Students also participate in self-assessments to provide feedback and self-awareness of the relationship between interest and aptitude for the program. Lecture. Credits: 1.

10-103-119-00 Desktop Publishing
Covers design and production of professional quality documents that combine text, graphics, and illustrations. Lecture/Lab. 2 credits.

10-106-116-00 Document Processing
Enhances keyboarding skills and develops basic document formatting techniques. Lecture/Lab. 3 credits.

10-106-125-00 Workplace Communications
Develops basic business skills of telephone, voice mail, e-mail, calendaring, and filing. Lecture/Lab. 2 credits.

10-106-126-00 Editing Business Applications
Covers proofreading and editing of business documents. Transcription and composition will be used to process business documents. Lecture/Lab. 3 credits.

10-106-130-00 Integrated Computer Applications Beg
Uses word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to create and integrate basic application documents for professional and personal use. Lecture/Lab. 4 credits.

10-106-131-00 Integrated Computer Applications Int
Integrates software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentations) to enhance and customize documents. The course includes creation of basic interactive components. Prerequisite: 10-106-130. Lecture/Lab. 4 credits.

10-106-170-00 Administrative Procedures
Develops professional skills and attitudes for today's global business environment. Develops office skills in telecommunications, mail processing, travel arrangements and conferences, public relations, and ergonomics. Prerequisites: 10-106-116 and 10-106-130. Lecture/Lab. 3 credits.

10-801-195-00 Written Communication
Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-801-196-00 Oral Interpersonal Communication
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-890-103-00 Getting Hired
Students develop an individualized, results-oriented job search strategy and research less well-known employment sources to access the "hidden job market." Emphasis is on creating personalized career search documents that get noticed, interviewing effectively in a variety of situations, and projecting a professional image-during both the job search and the first days and weeks on the new job. Lecture. Credits: 1.