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Administrative Assisting - Teacher Test (5260) 

Course Category: 
Location: 
NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.
Length: 
Varies.
Dates: 

September 2012 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: define basic computer terminology and basic computer operating practices (e.g., start-up, rebooting, saving, using the help function); use the Internet for research and information; display accurate data entry skills and familiarity with formatting techniques and practices; utilize procedures and methods to enhance security (e.g., computer, identity, and password); merge mailing lists and forms; design newsletters, announcements, and brochures; create, edit, and print the following:  graphics, charts,  spreadsheets, database information; presentation information, letters, envelopes, reports,  memos, simple tables and business forms; coordinate meetings, projects, and conferences, including teleconferencing and web meetings; appropriately use of email and instant messaging; use effective written and verbal skills (e.g., correspondence, proofreading, grammar, spelling); prioritize tasks and time; display effective listening skills and accurately follow directions; demonstrate ethical awareness; use effective personal and office safety; establish professional networking methods; demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills; display appropriate interpersonal skills and a willingness to assist others; File using basic filing methods; manage electronic document files; follow procedures to purge or archive files; manage records to ensure physical security and confidentiality; demonstrate knowledge of document control procedures (tracing history and access limitation); utilize professional telephone etiquette and take accurate messages, including cell phones, etc.; maintain appointment calendars, including office resource reservations; make travel arrangements and itineraries (e.g., online reservations); use appropriate reference and training materials; prepare meeting agendas and minutes; use and maintain office equipment, including copier, fax, and scanner; assemble and maintain policy and procedure manuals; order and maintain office supply inventory; process incoming and outgoing mail, including shipments; demonstrate foundational financial skills; make change and manage petty cash funds, including receipts and audit trail; know basic accounting terminology; use basic accounting software;  use journal and ledger entries; prepare and demonstrate understanding of payroll data; post journal accounts receivable and accounts payable; prepare bank deposits and reconcile bank statements; and perform math computations (e.g., interest, percents, discounts, averages, and ratios).  Performance Component:  Business Writing (14%), Document Processing (35%), Preparing a Spreadsheet (22%), Creating a Chart (15%), and Creating a Flyer (14%).

Instruction: 

NOCTI teacher exams assess individuals' technical knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  These assessments are used in a large number of states as part of the teacher licensing/certification process as they assess competency in all aspects of a particular industry.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Administrative Assisting or Business Management (5/12) (12/16 revalidation).

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