Course Content and Outcome Guide for OS 280F

Course Number:
OS 280F
Course Title:
Cooperative Education: Administrative Assistant
Credit Hours:
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Special Fee:

Course Description

Provides field experience for the administrative assistant. Recommended: RD 115, WR 115 and satisfactory progress through at least 15 credit hours of CAS/OS courses, or instructor permission required.

Addendum to Course Description

The student may enroll for 1,2,3," 4 or 5 credits. The ratio of hours to credits will be determined by the current policies of the college and the Cooperative Education office. (30 hours of work equal one credit.)  A total of 5 credits are required for the AAS: Credits may be completed a credit at a time over multiple terms.

Intended Outcomes for the course


Course Activities and Design

An appropriate trainee position must be obtained by the student and be approved by the teacher/coordinator. The employing organization must agree to the objectives of the cooperative education program. The student will develop a training plan with guidance from the employing supervisor and teacher/coordinator.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

A Pass/No Pass grade will be issued for this class. Evaluation of student on-the-job performance will be based on the following:

  • Completion of student training plan objectives as certified by supervisor.
  • Supervisor evaluation.
  • Coordinator/supervisor conference(s) reviewing student's performance on the job.
  • Satisfactory progress toward meeting goals developed in the cooperative education seminar (OS 280G).

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes", Concepts, Issues

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Setting job-related goals
  • Job search skills
  • On-the-job training

 Competencies", Skills

  • Become aware of the importance of personal traits in performing effectively as an administrative assistant.
  • Set and work toward job-related goals.
  •  Apply the student training plan developed in the seminar (OS 280G).
  • Meet training plan objectives.
  • Apply the evaluation instrument developed in the seminar to measure job performance.
  • Perform self-evaluation.