Cooperative Education: Administrative Assistant Seminar

Course Number: OS 280G
Transcript Title: CE: Administrative Asst Sem
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: P-NP (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


RD 115, WR 115 and satisfactory progress through at least 15 credit hours of CAS/OS courses, or instructor permission required

Course Description

Supplements the work experience portion of cooperative education and the student's on-campus program through feedback sessions and instruction in job-related area. Prerequisite/concurrent: OS 280F. Recommend: RD 115, WR 115 and satisfactory progress through at least 15 credit hours of CAS/OS courses, or instructor permission required. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Prepare relevant, current job search materials.
  2. Think critically to evaluate and modify thinking and/or behavior to be an effective and efficient employee.
  3. Integrate classroom skills learned and professional experience to enhance your success as an employee.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

A Pass/No Pass grade will be issued for this course.

Course Activities and Design

Evaluation may include the following:

  • Student participation
  • Student assignments
  • Training Agreement
  • Learning Objectives
  • Personal resume
  • Letter of Application
  • Job description
  • Weekly work reports
  • Employer Evaluation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Job-related goals
  • Job search skills
  • On-the-job training

Competencies, Skills

  • Become aware of the importance of human relations and professionalism.
  • Develop and revise Training Agreement and Learning Objective forms.
  • Prepare a resume.
  • Prepare a letter of application.
  • Prepare for an interview.
  • Analyze activities in the work environment.
  • Compile a list of situations that arise on the job.
  • Perform self assessment.
  • May also include:
    • Understanding of informational interview process
    • Understanding of lawful and unlawful employment inquiries
    • Understanding of salary negotiation process
    • Understanding of the challenges and advantages of hiring older workers
    • Understanding of sexual harassment
    • Understanding of stress management