ERIC Number: ED170463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Guide to Competency-Based Education for Business and Office Occupations. A Catalog of Bookkeeping/Accounting, Clerical/Secretarial, and Data Processing Skills Which Your Students Need to Get a Job and to Keep It.
New Mexico State Dept. of Education; Santa Fe. Div. of Vocational Education.
This curriculum guide was developed to help administrators develop a competency-based postsecondary curriculum to prepare students for employment in business and office occupations. The content is in five sections. The first one introduces the concepts and techniques of competency-based education and includes some sample forms, such as student progress charts and instructor's schedules. Each of the next three sections presents the core competencies and job skills along with prerequisite knowledge (subject matter student must know to fulfill the competency) for one job cluster. The three job clusters covered are bookkeeping/accounting (includes bookkeeping clerk, full charge bookkeeper, accountant, and internal auditor/controller), data processing (includes key entry operator, data control clerk, data processing trainee, and programmer), and clerical/secretarial (includes receptionist clerk-typist, word processor, clerk-stenographer, secretary, and administrative secretary). An outline of the vocational competencies and liberal arts subjects required for an associate degree in secretarial administration is included. The last section covers the employment outlook for several occupations within the three job clusters and for each occupation includes a description of work, helpful personal traits, training, salary, and employment outlook in the United States, New Mexico, and Albuquerque. (EM)
Descriptors: Accounting, Behavioral Objectives, Bookkeeping, Business Skills, Career Development, Clerical Occupations, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Data Processing Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education; Santa Fe. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers: New Mexico (Albuquerque)
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