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Office Assistant

31-106-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 30 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Also Offered in Accelerated Format Locations*: Appleton, 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.

Occupational Specific (24 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Business Writing and Formatting
10-106-108
3
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/English) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Administrative Professional Careers
10-106-114
2
Introduces various aspects of administrative professional careers. Explores a variety of topics including career expectations, future employment opportunities and current employment trends.
Coreq: Office Software Word & Excel (10106197)
Effective Business Practice
10-106-118
3
Provides hands-on experience and practice using a variety of business communication techniques providing students with knowledge, poise, tact and the skills to conduct themselves in the business world with confidence. Included in the course is The 7 Habits developed by Stephen Covey.
Office Fundamentals
10-106-166
3
Focuses on the development of fundamental office skills. Students will gain skill in general office duties, records retention and maintenance, application of office technologies, verbal and written communication, and customer service.
College Success: On Course
10-890-100
1
This course prepares students for the unexpected ways in which college differs from other levels of schooling, and sharpens skills that are easily transferable to work, home and career. Students learn proven tools, tips and techniques that make the goal of college completion easier, more fun, and more personally rewarding. The best time to take this is 1st semester.
Office Software Applications – Word and Excel
10-106-197
3
Focuses on introductory features and applications of the Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Students will apply introductory software features to the successful completion of business-related projects and scenarios. Students will use their critical thinking skills to produce professional documents using MS Word and Excel.
Coreq: Introduction to Administrative Professional Careers (10106114)
Office Internship
10-106-152
2
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: Office Asst plan and coreq: 10106196 OR Medical Office Asst plan and prereq: 10103120 and coreq: 31106306 or 10160102 OR Admin Prof plan Coreq: 10106134, 10106190, 10106178, 10106196
Business Relationship Development
10-106-160
2
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.
Office Software Applications – Access & PowerPoint
10-106-196
3
Focuses on introductory features and applications of the Microsoft Office Access and PowerPoint. Students will apply introductory software features to the successful completion of business-related projects and scenarios. Students will use their critical thinking skills to produce professional documents integrating MS Office Suite, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Prereq: Office Software Word & Excel (10106197)
Web Technologies
10-106-101
2
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
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
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.
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3
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.

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