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 Course Title:   Final Project

 Title Abbreviation:   FINAL PROJECT

 Department:    OFTEC

 Course #:    280

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of office skills by completing a portfolio and other assessment activities. Serves as a final assessment of student skills.


Prerequisite: Must be taken during the last one or two quarters of a student's program. It is strongly recommended that students take this course during their FINAL quarter of the program.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop a portfolio that reflects skills and accomplishments related to a career in office administration and/or accounting.
  2. Provide evidence of general education outcomes in communication and technology and accounting by including sample work in a portfolio and writing a paper reflecting on the skills acquired in each of these areas.
  3. Assess personal strengths and weaknesses in the skills needed to perform accounting and office support tasks.
  4. Exhibit effective written communication skills by preparing a reflection paper.
  5. Exhibit effective oral communications skills by participating in an exit interview.
  6. Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  7. Display a professional attitude.
  8. Identify and continue to develop skills necessary for job success.
  9. Display a professional attitude.
  10. Prepare, review, and update employment documents (resume and application letter) and practice interviewing skills.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.
6.4 Use self-reflection to recognize and define a sense of self-identity in personal, social/gender, and/or cultural/global terms and in relationship to others.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Portfolio of documentation to demonstrate the communication, technology, and accounting skills acquired in the OFTEC program.
  2. A written reflection paper assessing communication, technology, and accounting skills; current strengths and weakneses; and an identification of future goals.
  3. Employment documents and interviewing.
  4. Departmental exit interview.