Cooperative Education: Administrative Assistant Seminar

Course Number: OS 280G
Transcript Title: CE: Administrative Asst Sem
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 15, 2019
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

Prerequisites

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

Prerequisite / Concurrent

Recommended

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

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

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