Cooperative Education: Administrative Assistant Seminar

Course Number: OS 280G
Transcript Title: CE: Administrative Asst Sem
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 10, 2016
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: A-F, P-NP (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


Satisfactory progress through at least 15 credit hours of CAS/OS courses, or instructor permission required.

Prerequisite / Concurrent


RD 115 and WR 115

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. Recommended: RD 115, WR 115. Prerequisites: Satisfactory progress through at least 15 credit hours of CAS/OS courses, or instructor permission. Prerequisite/concurrent: OS 280F. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  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.
  4. Develop measurable goals to be achieved through Cooperative Education (OS 280F)

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include: timed performance tests, projects, open-ended assignments, journal reflections, self-assessment, professional plan, group projects, and assignments.

Course Activities and Design

Activities may include the following; participation, assignments, Training Agreement, Learning Objectives, Personal resume, Letter of Application, Job description, Weekly work reports, and 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

  • Develop & discuss training plan and apply in Cooperative Education OS 280F
  • Develop & discuss evaluation instrument(s) to be applied in Cooperative Education 280F to measure performance at work site
  • Understand the importance of human relations, ethics, and professionalism.
  • Prepare job search materials (i.e. resume, letter of application, ePortfolio)
  • Prepare & conduct interviews, which may include informational and traditional
  • Analyze activities in the work environment.
  • Analyze & discuss difficult situations that arise on the job.
  • May also include:
    • Understand the informational interview process
    • Understand lawful and unlawful employment inquiries
    • Understand the salary negotiation process
    • Understanding the challenges and advantages of hiring older workers
    • Understand sexual harassment
    • Understand stress management