College of DuPage

Office Technology Information 2600
Professional Development - Online

(3 Credit Hours)

People who enter the work force today are discovering that interpersonal skills represent a very important category of “basic” or “transferable” skills valued by employers. These skills can also help us cope with a wide range of work/life issues and conflicts that surface in our lives. Employment opportunities including job search skills (preparing job search documents), advancement opportunities, networking, and interviewing will be included.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will:

Course Overview

Capstone course designed to develop 'people skills' essential in the working environment. This course is for students who have completed at least 60 percent of the credits required for a certificate or degree program. Topics include human relations, professional presence, team building, ethics, stress management, diversity, and communication skills relating to individuals, organizations, and client relations. Emphasis will be placed on employment opportunities including job search skills, advancement opportunities, networking, and interviewing.

Students will be required to participate in a mock interview. A company will be assigned to the student by the instructor for this assignment. Students will be required to complete a professional resume to present at the mock interview during specified dates and times on the agenda. Students must be available to travel to the assigned company to participate in the mock interview. Participating in the mock interview is required in order to pass this class.

The entire course can be completed online from any location where you have Internet access. You will be working independently on your own computer and software. You will be using Microsoft Word software and complete research assignments from the Internet. You will communicate extensively with your classmates through Blackboard. You will complete chapter assignments, research activities, tests, and communicate with classmates through the Discussion Board in Blackboard. Chapter assignments include reading the chapters and completing assigned exercises.

How do I know if I am qualified to take an Online course?

It is suggested that students access each area in COD Online, prior to registration, to see if online learning is for them. Visit the COD Online home page which includes an online assessment to help you determine if you are a good candidate for an online course.

How do I enroll?

Students meeting the requirements can enroll by calling the College of DuPage at (630) 942-2377 or register online using myACCESS. For more information, see It is suggested that students access each area in COD Online, prior to registration, to see if online learning is for them.

For more information about the Office Technology Information Program and Certificates at College of DuPage, refer to our Office Technology Information Program website.

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