Course Content and Outcome Guide for OS 280G

Course Number:
OS 280G
Course Title:
Cooperative Education: Administrative Assistant - Seminar
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Course Description

Supplements the work experience portion of cooperative education and the on-campus program through feedback sessions and instruction in job-related area. Recommend: RD 115, WR 115 and satisfactory progress through at least 15 credit hours of CAS/OS or instructor permission required. Prerequisites/concurrent: OS 280F. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should 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.

Course Activities and Design

Evaluation may include the following:

  • Student participation
  • Student assignments
  • Training Agreement
  • Learning Objectives
  • Personal resume
  • Letter of Application
  • Job description
  • Weekly work reports
  • Employer Evaluation

Outcome Assessment Strategies

A Pass/No Pass grade will be issued for this course.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

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

Competencies, Skills

  • Become aware of the importance of human relations and professionalism.
  • Develop and revise Training Agreement and Learning Objective forms
  • Prepare a resume.
  • Prepare a letter of application.
  • Prepare for an interview.
  • Analyze activities in the work environment.
  • Compile a list of situations that arise on the job.
  • Perform self assessment
  • May also include,
    • Understanding of informational interview process 
    • Understanding of lawful & unlawful employment inquiries 
    • Understanding of salary negotiation process 
    • Understanding of the challenges & advantages of hiring older workers
    • Understanding of sexual harassment 
    • Understanding of stress management 

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