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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

Prerequisite / Concurrent

OS 280F


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.

Alignment with Institutional Core Learning Outcomes

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