Certificate in Secretarial Studies
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The Certificate in Secretarial Studies is a Two Years’ programme, designed to produce competent secretaries, managers in secretarial duties and front officers and office administration. The programme is designed to educate students to understand office equipment, machines, furniture and be able to process and store documents in the office. Students would be exposed to a range of secretarial and management skills that are useful to succeed in the current secretarial environment.
- To enable students identify and understand common documents used in the office.
- To enable students process and store documents and conduct commercial activities.
- To equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge pertaining production work and judge the use of appropriate stationery.
- To enable students take simple dictations and transcribe the same at a reasonable speed.
By the end of the programme, students will be able to;
- Carry out competently the functions of secretarial work.
- Identify, process and store documents in a moderate office and able to use equipment and machines found in offices.
- Organize and manage an office.
- Direct Entry: Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five (5) passes and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes or its Equivalent.
- Mature Age Entry: Mature Age Entrance Examinations Certificate awarded to a person aged at least 25 years and has passed with at least 50% marks. For purposes of admission, the Mature Age Entrance Certificate shall be valid for no more than two years. The mature age entry examinations centre must have been authorized by NCHE
- Certificate Entry: A certificate in any related field of study or its equivalent from a recognized institution,
The National Council shall determine qualifications equivalent to Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) as for Higher Education in consultation with the Uganda National Examinations Board.
Award / Certification
The institution’s Academic Board, upon satisfaction that the standard required under relevant regulations for the award of a Certificate in Secretarial Studies has been attained by the Candidate in the instruction examinations shall be recommended for the award.
- Lectures 16
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2 Years
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes
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Key Board Skills I
Course Code: CSS 1102 | Credit Units: 4, Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study: 1 | Semester: 1
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Computer Applications I (Theory)
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Course Code: CBA 1103 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study: 1 | Semester: 1
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Course Code: CBA 1201 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study: 1 | Semester: 2
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Course Code: CSS 1201 | Credit Units:3 | Contact Hours: 45 | Year of Study: 1 | Semester: 2
The course will enable the student to acquire careful listening and recording of spoken words, know techniques of writing readable shorthand notes and get skills of correct reading back shorthand notes.
Computer Applications II (Practical)
Course Code: CIT 1202 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study: 1 | Semester: 2
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Essentials of Business Law
Course Code: CBA 1203 | Credit Units: 3 | Contact Hours: 45 | Yearof Study 1 | Semester: 2
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Office Practice and Management
Course Code: CSS 2101 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study: 2 | Semester: 1
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Introduction to Research Methods
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Key Board Skills II
Course Code: CSS 2102 | Credit Units: 3 | Contact Hours: 45 | Year of Study: 2 | Semester: 1
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Key Board Skills III
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Course Code: CSS 2202 | Credit Units: 4 | Contact Hours: 60 | Year of Study: 2 | Semester: 2
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