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COURSE NUMBER: BOFF290
COURSE TITLE:Office Management Seminar
DIVISION:Business
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:2
CONTACT HOURS:30
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:90
DELIVERY MODE:Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course requires students to participate in an internship, which will allow them to complete projects related to their career goals under the supervision of an experienced practitioner in the field. Students will gain professional, real-world experience in the office management field and will reflect on their experiences to better enhance their understanding. By the end of the course, students should have a fundamental understanding of the expectations in the field and be able to connect their internship experience with their personal job search.

PREREQUISITES:
Consent from the Division Dean required.

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Effectively utilize professional networking sites to grow a professional network.
  • Develop knowledge of office management and gain practical experience within the business environment.
  • Develop a greater understanding of the activities and functions of business professionals.
  • Apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a work environment.
  • Identify areas for future knowledge and skill development.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Communicating with management and coworkers
  2. Professional networking online and off
  3. Principles of persuasion in the workplace
  4. Salary negotiation
  5. Career research tools and techniques
  6. Office management career trends
  7. Professional self-reflection and assessment

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
No required textbook. The instructor will provide all instructional materials.

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to determine student grades. Point values will be assigned to all homework, tests, projects, and exams. The following percentages will be used in determining grades:

90-100% = A

  80-89% = B

  70-79% = C

  60-69% = D

  00-59% = F


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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