Diploma in Secretarial Studies

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This programme of study is accredited by the Council of Educational Evaluation - Accreditation of Cyprus (SEKAP).

Language of instruction: English and Greek

The role of the secretary has changed dramatically over the past few years. Fears that advances in office technology would result in the extinction of the secretarial role were proven wrong. The secretary today has evolved and holds a key role in the office environment.

The programme is directly relevant to the needs of the modern office environment and helps students develop skills and abilities for successful careers in responsible secretarial positions.

The programme develops student’s competence with computer packages including Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases / Filing Systems, and Information Network Systems. It also provides a very thorough general business studies background, both on a practical as well as on a theoretical level, in a wide range of business disciplines like Office Administration, Management, Business Communication, Accounting, Marketing and Public Relations.

The programme aims:
- To prepare students for secretarial employment opportunities.
- To provide students with good business awareness, decision making and time management skills so as to enable them to hold responsible   secretarial positions.
- To provide students with sound training in theory and application, to enable them to acquire secretarial competence.
- To provide students with an awareness of business problems relating to the role of the private/executive secretary and the means to cope and  deal with them effectively.
- To equip students with practical experience in using computer and information systems.
- To help students develop accuracy, flexibility, commitment and initiative.

Advantages for holders of the Diploma in Secretarial Studies:
- Possess an accredited diploma
- Pursue direct employment in the private or public sector
- Improve secretarial career advancement prospects
- Use it as a stepping stone for further career development
- Acquire competence to sit for the following exams:
CME (Cyprus Ministry of Education)
- Text Processing (Greek) - All levels LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
- Text Processing (English) - All levels
- Word Processing
- Spread Sheets
- Office Organisation and Secretarial Procedures
- All levels CCCI (Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

REQUIRED COURSES: 
ELECTIVES:
GENERAL ELECTIVES:               
TOTAL

98 ECTS
18 ECTS
4 ECTS
120 ECTS

REQUIRED COURSES

 

CODE

DESCRIPTION

HOURS

ECTS

 

ABSM101

Marketing Principles I

3

5

 

ABSO103

Introduction to Business Organization I

3

5

 

AJER104

Public Relations and Publicity

3

5

 

APSY101

Introduction to Psychology

3

5

 

AS0P101

Office Procedures I

3

5

 

ASBC101

Business Communication I (In English)

3

5

 

ASBC102

Business Communication II

3

5

 

ASOP102

Office Procedures II

3

5

 

ASSD201

Private Secretarial Duties I

3

5

 

ASSD202

Private Secretarial Duties II

3

5

 

ASSP101

Application Packages I

2

4

 

ASSP102

Application Packages II

2

4

 

ASSP201

Application Packages III

2

4

 

ASSP202

Application Packages IV

2

4

 

ASST101

Text Processing I (Greek)

6

8

 

ASST102

Text Processing II (Greek)

6

8

 

ASTP201

Text Processing I (English)

5

8

 

ASTP202

Text Processing II (English)

5

8

 

TOTAL

 

98

ELECTIVES (18 ECTS)

 

CODE

DESCRIPTION

HOURS

ECTS

 

ABSA101

Introductory Accounting I

3

5

 

ABSA102

Introductory Accounting II

3

5

 

ABSM112

Marketing Principles II

3

5

 

ABSO104

Introduction to Business Organization II

3

5

 

ASSC101

Greek Commercial Correspondence I

2

4

 

ASSC102

Greek Commercial Correspondence II

2

4

GENERAL ELECTIVES (4 ECTS)

 

CODE

DESCRIPTION

HOURS

ECTS

 

AECH101

Introduction to the History of Cyprus

2

2

 

AECH111

Cyprus in the Twentieth Century

2

2

 

AEGL101

Introduction to Greek Language

2

2

 

AEGL111

Modern Greek Literature

2

2

English Language
AENG 101 Basic English              3*
AENG102 Intermediate English    3*
AENG213 English Composition     3*
AENG214 Advanced Writing       3*
*Courses for students whose level of English language is not satisfactory - Tutorial Hours

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