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Administrative Assistant / Secretary
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Administrative Assistant / Secretary

Stratford’s Administrative Assistant/Secretary course offers comprehensive career training for a number of office assistant jobs.

From planning meetings to creating computer presentations, Stratford can help you learn how to successfully master a variety of administrative assistant duties that are generally required in today's contemporary workplace.

Stratford's training methods allow you to learn right in the comfort of your own home. All of your textbooks are delivered directly to your door, which means that your studies won't disrupt your current job or busy schedule.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for an administrative assistant/secretary is $36,500. The number of jobs is projected to increase by 3% through 2024.*

Today’s Office Professional - Overview and General Duties

• Professional Traits and Qualities
• Office Settings
• Overview of Operational and Management Functions of a Typical Business
• Daily Duties of the Administrative Assistant/Secretary
• Introduction to Office Equipment, Furniture and Supplies
• Record Keeping and Banking
• Organizing Work and Protecting Its Quality
• Time Management

Today’s Office Professional - Office Communications

• Telecommunications Equipment and Systems
• Managing Incoming and Outgoing Communications
• Arranging and Assisting with Meetings and Conferences
• Making Travel Arrangements

Today’s Office Professional - Office Documents
• Document Related Terminology
• Information Resources
• Overview of the Document Planning and Generation Process
• Business Document Formats and Styles
• Techniques for Generating a First Draft
• Editing Text
• Proofreading
• Taking Dictation
• Quick Review of English Grammar for Administrative Assistants

Today’s Office Professional - Public Relations and Personnel Issues

• Business Ethics
• Supervising Office Employees
• Managing a Payroll
• Quality and Quantity Control
• Stress Management

Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2016 – Part One

• Productivity Apps for School and Work
• Essential Computer Concepts
• Managing Your Files
• Internet Basics and Information Literacy
• Understanding Word
• Creating and Editing a Document
• Navigating and Formatting a Document
• MLA Formatting Guidelines
• Creating Tables and a Multipage Reports
• Enhancing Page Layout and Design
Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2016 – Part Two
• Getting Started with Excel
• The Excel Workbook
• Formatting Workbook Text
• Formatting Workbook Data
• Performing Calculations with Formulas
• Using Functions
• Analyzing and Charting Financial Data
Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2016 – Part Three
• The Access Window
• Building a Database and Defining Table Relationships
• Maintaining and Querying a Database
• Creating Forms and Reports
• PowerPoint Essentials
• Creating a Presentation
• Saving and Editing a Presentation
• Formatting Text
• Working with Photos
• Adding Objects and Tables to Slides
• Adding Graphics and Multimedia to a Presentation
• Using Office Mix
• Introduction to Cloud Computing and Office 365

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition
Can your course really prepare me for a career as an administrative assistant/secretary?
Stratford’s detailed curriculum is designed to help you learn skills related to the specific duties associated with a number of rewarding administrative assistant careers.

Do I need a computer to complete my administrative assistant/secretary course?
No. While having a computer may be helpful in completing your studies, it is not necessary. Stratford’s Administrative Assistant/Secretary course focuses on learning the basic principles of completing administrative tasks on the computer. Our textbooks even provide many visual aids as part of your instruction. We have found that many people can gain access to a computer through a local library, on the job, or through a friend.

Can this course help me prepare for other administrative jobs such as a receptionist or clerk?
Stratford’s administrative assistant/secretary course covers a wide range of topics that pertain to many types of secretarial and administrative positions. Topics such as time management, proofreading, and business ethics are all covered and can be successfully applied to a number of career fields.
Administrative Assistant Secretary Home Study Course

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