Covers all aspects of creating an office for a virtual assistant. Includes developing an individual business plan, analyzing office needs for furniture and equipment, creating a marketing plan incorporating a social media marketing strategy, establishing a fee rate range, identifying software requirements, planning a company website, and creating a file management system. Recommended: CAS 246. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 25795

From the Instructor:

This course covers all aspects of creating an office for a virtual assistant. Students will develop an individual business plan, analyze office needs for furniture and equipment, create a marketing plan, establish a fee, identify software requirements, and plan a company website. Recommended: CAS 246

Students will spend the term working on a business plan in preparation for creating a virtual assistance practice. A Virtual Assistant or VA is a home-based administrative professional who uses technology to remotely support clients.

Most weeks students will turn in portions of their business plan for points and feedback, and then submit the final business plan during Week Nine. Students submit their business plan as if they were submitting it to a loan officer at a bank. Students need to be proficient in both Microsoft Word and Excel (for the financial statements) to be successful in this class. Work experience in an office administrative function for two years is very helpful.

Course Specific Requirements:

You must access the class and complete the certain required assignments by Friday of Week One to maintain your registered status. These assignments will be clearly listed and indicated within the Desire2Learn homepage when course access begins on the first day of the term. Your position in the class can be offered to a student on the wait list if you do not access the class.

Textbook information: See the PCC Bookstore link for required materials.

Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 25795 - 31-Mar-2014 thru 14-Jun-2014
Instructor: Randi M Barr
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Rock Creek