Secretarial Studies Diploma

Program Description

The Secretarial Studies Diploma is a valuable course of study for students wishing to receive intensive training designed for speedy results. Students in this program will have access to modern computer labs, experienced instructors and flexible class schedules. The skills a student will acquire from completing the Secretarial Studies Diploma include, but are not limited to, keyboarding/ typing speed and accuracy, mastery of popular business software, and business communication techniques.

Furthermore, the Secretarial Studies Diploma is an excellent program for those who are planning on continuing their studies at a later point in time. Due to the diversity of the classes offered, students can explore various concentrations and specialties that they may later wish to pursue (i.e. Medical Secretarial Practices, Legal Secretarial Practices or Financial Secretary Practices).

Credits obtained by students while in the Secretarial Studies Diploma Program are transferable to two-year and four-year programs at Bramson ORT College and other colleges and universities worldwide. In order to earn the Secretarial Studies Diploma at Bramson ORT College, a student must complete at least 15 credits.


Program Summary Chart

Program:

Secretarial Studies Diploma

Program Length:

15 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters

Offered:

Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Bramson ORT College's Secretarial Studies Diploma Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

Department:

More Information
Office Technology Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717
Email: officetech@bramsonort.edu


Secretarial Studies
3 Credits
Required Major Courses
SS101 Keyboarding I
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
12 Credits
Select 4 additional elective major courses as elective courses from the Office Technology courses that are not required major courses:
AC121 Business Law I
3 Credits
AC261 Advanced Computer Applications for Business
3 Credits
BM100 Introduction to Business
3 Credits
BM110 Business Management
3 Credits
BM180 Human Resources Management
3 Credits
BM290 Business Communication
3 Credits
CS243 Presentation Graphics
3 Credits
MA110 Business Mathematics
3 Credits
MD110 Introduction to Medical Assisting and Medical Law/Ethics
3 Credits
SS103 Keyboarding III
3 Credits
SS105 Legal Keyboarding
3 Credits
SS106 Medical Transcription I
3 Credits
SS112 Secretarial Practices II
3 Credits
SS120 Computerized Medical Billing and Coding
3 Credits
SS125 Desktop Publishing
3 Credits
SS201 Legal Transcription I
3 Credits
SS211 Legal Office Practices I
3 Credits
SS212 Legal Office Practices II
3 Credits
SS240 Medical Secretary Practices
3 Credits
SS296 Office Internship I
3 Credits
SS297 Office Internship II
3 Credits

Career Outlook

Qualified and trained secretaries are always in high demand. With an education from Bramson ORT College, students will be prepared to meet and excel job expectations. The Secretarial Studies Diploma will prepare students in the most elementary secretary skills required by employers. Examples of careers that Bramson ORT graduates have pursued can be found below.

  • Secretary
  • Office Support
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Personal Assistant
  • Data Entry Clerks
  • Receptionist

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Secretaries. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/ sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.

    Position

    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Secretary

    $25,000

    Fashion

    Secretary

    $24,000

    Real-Estate

    Secretary

    $27,000

    Professional & Finance Services

    Secretary

    $25,000

    Medical