Master a variety of skills that can make you an efficient, invaluable addition to an office environment, in fields as varied as medicine, finance, education, and entertainment.
What will my classes be like?
Master the basic skills you can build on to manage today’s busy, highly automated offices. Become proficient in word processing; spreadsheet and database management; and office technology. Learn administrative procedures, time management, and the efficient use of phone and email systems. Want to own your own business? Begin laying the foundation for the necessary skills to be a virtual assistant, working from home through the Internet, email, phone, FTP, and mail.
CURRICULUM TOPICSThe topics below are among the essential skills for this program. This is not a comprehensive list of all available skills and goals, but given to show the scope of the curriculum. Changes may occur year to year based on industry input, change in focus, or other factors. Please contact the program instructor or coordinator for additional information.
Level 1 Skills
Office Correspondence (form, courtesies, proofreading)
Business English (punctuation, grammar, spelling)
Records Management (reprographics, filing)
Level 2 Skills
Office Correspondence (advanced)
- Business reports
- MLA (Modern Language Assn.) documentation style
- APA (American Psychological Assn.) documentation style
Business English (numbers, abbreviations, plurals, compounds)
Records Management (application)
Microsoft PPT, Excel, Access
Data Entry (merchandise inventory, accounts payable/receivable, payroll)
Scheduling (appointments, meetings, travel arrangements)
Patient Billing / Medical Office
§ Career assessment
§ Résumé & Portfolio Development
§ Application, interview, job search
§ NCRC preparation & testing