Office Assistant Skills
This course supports
New York State
CDOS diploma requirementIn 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
Students Will Develop Professional Skills, including:
- Time management
- Interpersonal relations
- Effective communication
- Organizational skills
Work Experience Opportunites:
- NYS Department of Public Works
- Running Joe's Corner Store at Barry Tech
Course available: Grades 10, 11 or 12
Course length: 1 or 2 years
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
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Human and Public Services
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