Office Assistant Skills

  • This course supports
    New York State 
    CDOS diploma requirement
    In this course, students will learn all the skills necessary for working in an office environment. They will receive instruction in computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel, office basics such as telephone etiquette and message taking, alphabetic filing rules, scheduling appointments, mailroom skills, basic business math, and understanding workplace ethics. All students will participate in travel training and will work on job seeking and job keeping skills.
  • Students Will Learn How to:

    • Format and edit business letters,  memos, tables, columns 
    • Compute inventory and payroll spreadsheets in Excel
    • Perform alphabetic filing tasks  
    • Operate various office machines

    Business Services Skills

    Students Will Develop Professional Skills, including:

    • Time management
    • Teamwork
    • Interpersonal relations
    • Effective communication
    • Organizational skills

    Work Experience Opportunites:

    • NYS Department of Public Works
    • AHRC
    • Running Joe's Corner Store at Barry Tech

  • Course available: Grades 10, 11 or 12
    Course length: 1 or 2 years
    Placement: Skills

    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year 

    Earning High School Credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits:*

    0.5 credit Career and Financial Management

    * Students completing 1 year of this 2-year course may receive up to 4 CTE credits OR distributed credits.

    This course supports New York State
    CDOS diploma requirements

Career Opportunities for Business / Information Services Graduates

  • Our Alumni Job Portal provides listings posted for Business / Information Services graduates by our business partners. Check out the listings below to find any available career opportunities.

Human and Public Services

Barry Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814