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Administrative Assistant Training

Career Field: Administrative

Adult Career Pathway: Business Management

Type: Employment Preparation

Prepares Students for: 

  • Passing the MOS: Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exam
  • Getting a job as an administrative assistant
  • Entering a post-secondary diploma program for administrative assistant / office support

Target Student Population:

  • TABE Math & Reading 6.0 and above
  • Completed or be working on a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Strong technology skills and typing speed of 40 wpm

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Course Description:  In this hybrid course (classroom + independent online study), students develop professional communication skills, strengthen academic reading/writing using technology, improve technology skills, learn basic office management methods and prepare for the transition to college and work.

Duration:  Self-paced, must complete within one year

Curriculum Materials: Google Drive folders organized by topics.  Includes student syllabus, a variety of online assessments and resource folders.  Utilizes Learn English Today – free online resources for learners of English.

Curriculum Pluses: Complete set of course overview documents, instructional materials and assessments.  Well organized in Google Drive.  Intended to be run as a hybrid class.  In-class time can be with a group of students or with individual students in a lab setting.  On-line time can be done independently by the student anywhere and anytime.

Curriculum Drawbacks:  Most quizzes and other assessments are created in Google Forms.  These forms and the links to them will need to be revised by a new instructor so that responses come to the new instructor.

Authors: Jill Rivard and Kayla Eckblad, Hiawatha Valley Adult Education

Created: 2017


Jill Rivard
Hiawatha Valley Adult Education
651-385-4562 / [email protected]