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Business Skills with Office Technology

The Business Skills with Office Technology program prepares participants for a variety of positions in a business office environment.

Business Skills with Office Technology

The Business Skills with Office Technology program prepares adults with physical, developmental, learning and other disabilities, as well as aging individuals, for a variety of positions in a business office setting by teaching them practical job skills through the use of state-of-the-art technology and business software.

The program curriculum covers:

Business Communication & Etiquette
Business Software Applications
  (Microsoft® Word,  Excel, PowerPoint,
 
Outlook and Keyboarding, Internet)
Business Office Equipment
  (Faxing, Copying, Phone use)
Business English & Math
Alpha/Numeric Filing

The comprehensive program also features:

Portfolio preparation
Internship/Work experiences, where available
Practice interviews/Weekly job seeking skills seminars
Remediation in Math and English

Participants will be prepared for a range of possible job outcomes, including: Administrative Assistant–Entry Level; Data Entry Clerk/Operator; Word Processing Specialist; Billing/Invoicing Clerk; Records and Inventory Clerk;  Office Assistant, Clerk or Receptionist; Mailroom Assistant/Clerical Handling; Desktop Support Specialist; Help Desk Technician Level 1; Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk.

Duration:

The program is based on four, seven week modules which include: Orientation, Keyboarding & Customer Service; Microsoft® Word; Microsoft® Excel; Microsoft® PowerPoint/Internet/Outlook.

Entrance requirements:

High School Diploma or Equivalency
Demonstrated ability and motivation to succeed in an office environment
Minimum of 5th- 6th  grade Math and English proficiency
Ability to attend training five days weekly is preferred

For more information about the Business Skills with Office Technology program, contact lwenzel@viscardicenter.org

Service Contact

Lauren Wenzel
Senior Coordinator of Consumer Services
516.465.1503
lwenzel@viscardicenter.org

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