Students are placed in an office for two weeks of work experience designed to give them practical experience in applying the knowledge and skills they have learned throughout the program. This placement takes place in the last month of the program. Students who successfully complete this portion of the program are able to demonstrate application of program content skills, appropriate business related interpersonal skills, and attendance and punctuality patterns acceptable to the sponsoring firm. The criteria for practicum placement are based on the successful completion of all courses in Semesters 1 and 2 of the Administrative Assistant program. Students must, at all times, maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the work to which they are exposed during the practicum. Students may be withdrawn from a practicum without notice if it is determined that the student has divulged confidential information or has failed to meet the expectations of the instructor and/or the practicum sponsors (i.e. lateness, lack of attendance, poor attitude and lack of initiative, etc.-guidelines as outlined on practicum evaluation). No certificate will be granted in the event of a failed practicum. Instructors, in consultation with practicum sponsors, supervise the practicum.
This class is part of the Administrative Assistant Program.
Course code: OADM 1238
Length: 48 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.