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ERIC Number: ED311262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 104
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The Feasibility of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secretarial Technology at Northern Montana College.
Bergren, Garnet Thackeray
A study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of offering a bachelor's degree in secretarial technology at Northern Montana College and to examine the office needs of Montana employers in order to suggest curriculum revision and development. Data collection involved a survey instrument mailed to 150 employers (from which 74 usable returns were received) and another survey instrument mailed to 46 students enrolled in the college's associate degree program in secretarial technology (which produced 39 usable returns). The following findings were among the results: (1) postsecondary education in office technology is essential to meet the office needs of employers; (2) employers regard education and experience similarly when selecting a secretary; (3) employers would hire secretaries with bachelor's degrees, although only in large communities would the secretaries receive desirable wages; (4) secretaries in many offices set up and maintain manual, instead of computer, files; (5) written and oral communication skills are important; (6) many students in the associate degree program will seek higher degrees in business; and (7) students would enroll in the bachelor's degree program if it was available. The following curriculum changes were recommended: (1) offer the bachelor of science degree; (2) within the associate degree program, emphasize microcomputer word processing; and (3) offer a course in information management. (The questionnaires and 25 references are included.) (CML)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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