OCT 252Administrative Office Simulation

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  OCT 252 Administrative Office Simulation

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in OCT 106, OCT 250, OCT 121, CIS 135, and CIS 136

Co-requisites:  OCT 107 and OCT 251                       Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course provides a realistic administrative assistant simulation at a medium-sized technology company. Students will be working for the manager of the Human Resources and Development department, but will also do work for other departments as deemed necessary by the supervisor. The integrated simulation requires students to use the complete suite of Microsoft Office. It reinforces essential applications skills in desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, electronic presentation, and beginning to advanced skills in word processing. The simulation also provides opportunities to apply creativity in problem solving and decision making.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. implement effective communication skills to write memos, letters, and other office correspondence;
  2. use technology to prepare pie charts, graphs, form letters, and general office forms; and
  3. plan and organize schedules to manage time and office work-flow effectively.
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