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Office Assistant

31-106-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 31 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Also Offered in Accelerated Format Locations*: Appleton, Online, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Variety sums up the work of an office assistant. You can be sure no two days will be alike in this career field. Your training will help you gain keyboarding skills, telephone skills, filing and computer skills, and good interpersonal skills too. You will also study office processes and procedures to help you become a knowledgeable and valued team member. This diploma program will give you the skills employers are looking for in a wide variety of industries.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Occupational Specific (25 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hand- on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Microsoft Outlook
10-106-111
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces students to email communication, appointments, and meeting scheduling within Microsoft Outlook. In addition, students will learn and explore various customization options available within Microsoft Outlook.
Effective Business Practice
10-106-118
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides hands-on experience and practice using a variety of business soft skills and communication techniques to provide students with the ability to conduct themselves in the business world with confidence.
Administrative Office Procedures
10-106-151
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Focuses on the development of fundamental office skills. Students will gain skill in general office duties, application of office technologies, and professional communication.
Business Career Planning
10-106-199
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Provides students with information and tools to prepare for a Business Internship. Students will demonstrate professionalism and develop professional employment documents, business communications, and interview strategies.
College Success: On Course
10-890-100
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. On Course helps you learn a number of proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional and personal success. You will discover how to create a rich, fulfilling life by developing new beliefs and behaviors. College Success: On Course empowers you to make wise choices in your academic and personal life which leads to improved experiences and outcomes.
Intro to Office Careers
10-106-103
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Introduces various aspects of administrative professional careers. Explores a variety of topics including career expectations, future employment opportunities and current employment trends.
Business Writing & Formatting
10-106-116
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Focuses on development of spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting rules as applied to business documents in both print and digital mediums.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree; Coreq: Intro Office Careers 10106103 or 10106114 Intro Administrative Professional Careers or Intro Medical Administrative Careers 10160100
Microsoft Office Suite, Advanced
10-106-125
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Builds on existing software knowledge by applying problem solving and critical thinking skills to a variety of projects. Students will also advance their software knowledge by learning new techniques to use in a professional business office.
Prereq: Microsoft Office Suite, Intro 10103120
Office Internship
10-106-152
2Credit
144
0
144 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Provides on-the-job supervised office work experience in various businesses. In addition, course work will emphasize career related employment topics. Each student must complete 144 hours working as an intern.
Prereq: Business Career Planning 10106199
Administrative Office Management
10-106-157
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Focuses on the advanced office skills necessary to succeed in a professional business office. Students will build on existing office skills by applying problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Prereq: Administrative Office Procedures 10106151
Business Relationship Development
10-106-160
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Provides students with opportunity to develop and analyze networking and business relationships. Includes examination of the networking process, tools to facilitate and enhance networking opportunities and networking communication development.
Web Technologies
10-106-101
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides a basic understanding of the Web as well as the tools used to create Web pages, blogs and other features. Reviews social and business Web tools and components. Basic computer hardware and software will also be explored.

Occupational Supportive (6 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

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