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Administrative Assistant/Secretary

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Administrative Assistant/Secretary

From planning meetings to creating presentations, Stratford can help you learn specific details about the tasks and duties involved in a variety of Secretary and Administrative Assistant jobs.

Businesses across the globe often rely on a trained individuals to help them keep their offices organized and properly managed. Stratford’s Administrative Assistant course is your chance to be a part of it all!

Since all of your books are delivered directly to your door, you study at a time and place that is most convenient for you. Do not miss this opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge that could lead to a rewarding new career.
Administrative Assistant/Secretary Module 1
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

Administrative Assistant/Secretary Module 2
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

Administrative Assistant/Secretary Module 3
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

Administrative Assistant/Secretary Module 4
Today’s Office Professional - Public Relations and Personnel Issues
• Business Ethics
• Supervising Office Employees
• Managing a Payroll
• Quality and Quantity Control
• Stress Management

Administrative Assistant/Secretary Module 5
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

Administrative Assistant/Secretary Module 6
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

Administrative Assistant/Secretary Module 7
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.
Stratford Administrative Assistant/Secretary Program

"It was a great and challenging experience taking an online course for the first time."

Sheila F.

"I feel a lot more confident in applying for jobs with my newly polished skills I gained from this course. My hope is that it will better my chances to land a job."

Margit P.