Office Administration

SCED Code: 12003
Virginia Extended Description: 18
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 18 Weeks
Hours: 70
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: M

Students develop and enhance skills in processing and managing information, data and financial functions while developing and improving communication skills and other vital competencies needed for successful employment as administrative support professionals. Students examine and employ the latest technology and software used in office systems. In addition, students study procedures involved with information processing, procurement, telecommunications, maintaining office systems, organizing and planning functions, supervising employees, and developing employability skills. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Recommended prerequisite(s): Keyboarding course(s) or teacher-approved demonstration and documentation of touch keyboarding skills

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Printing Technology
  • Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

Pathway Occupation
Administrative Support
  • Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
  • Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
  • Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Receptionists and Information Clerks
General Management
  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
  • Purchasing Managers
Human Resources Management
  • Compliance Officers
  • Human Resources Managers
Operations Management
  • Facilities Managers
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks

Pathway Occupation
Information Support & Services
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Data Entry Keyers

Pathway Occupation
Sales & Service
  • Billing and Posting Clerks
  • Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
  • Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
  • Parts Salespersons
  • Customer Service Representatives

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