Certificate in Secretarial Studies(KNEC) offered at African Institute of Research and Development Studies-AIRADS College.The business department is one of the pillars of any institution.
Secretarial Studies certificate programs cover a wide range of student needs and career goals. Their relatively short duration – often less than a year – allows students to quickly apply new skills to the workplace in both entry level and professional roles. Certificate programs generally include coursework centered on a specific topic. Depending on the level of study and goals of the program, students may be required to complete prerequisite courses in basic computerized secretarial or already have a degree
The program is designed for students who wish to acquire what are considered to be the most important skills necessary for today’s demanding secretarial positions.
This is an entry level program that is designed to introduce the student to secretarial studies while equipping the student with practical skills that can be applied in the business world at an entry level.
Key Interest Skills required to pursue a career in this field
- Planning skills
- Communication skills
- Numerical abilities
- Organisational skills
- Analytical skills
- Team spirit
- Negotiation skills
- Digital literacy
- Problem-solving skills
- Time Management Skills
- Integrity as a quality
Objective of this program is to prepare students to think critically and invent industry -based approaches to accounting. Students get to understand the accounting techniques and market expectations. In addition,they learn how to communicate effectively.This course is also intended to prepare students for complex .mathematical and financial analysis in the market
Why study this program
This program prepares one to job market at lower level.It also a bridge to the advance level in the field.
- Front office managers
- and any Secretarial related opportunities.
After successful completion of Certificate in Secretarial Studies(KNEC) ,a student can proceed for Diploma ,bachelor’s degree,master’s degree and Phd in related field.
This course takes an average of 4 terms (1 and half years ).
Mode of Study
- Regular/full time
- School based programme
- Distance Learning
- Weekend Classes
- Part-time/Evening classes
- KCSE aggregate Grade of D (plain) & Above,or any equivalent qualifications by KNEC
The following requirements must be met for a student to qualify for KNEC exams in this course:
- Must sit for at least 2 cats marked out of 30% ,and an end term exams marked out of 70% each term.
- The candidate will be expected to proceed for industrial attachment as a requirement by KNEC for successful completion of the course.
- A student must attend at least 80% of all the tutorial lectures.
KNEC Units for modular course
1901 – CRAFT CERTIFICATE IN SECRETARIAL STUDIES (MODULE I)
101-COMPUTERIZED DOCUMENT PROCESSING I
104-INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY I
105-COMMUNICATION SKILLS I
<1901 – CRAFT CERTIFICATE IN SECRETARIAL STUDIES (MODULE II)
201-COMPUTERIZED DOCUMENT PROCESSING II
203-COMMUNICATION SKILLS II
204-INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
207-COURSE SPECIALIZATION PROJECT
KNEC units for Non Modular courses
1801 – CRAFT CERTIFICATE IN SECRETARIAL STUDIES
301-COMMUNICATION & REPORT WRITING
303-TYPEWRITING (40 WPM)
304-SHORTHAND (80 WPM)
306-COURSE SPECIALISATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECTS
308-SHORTHAND (90 WPM)
- Communication Skills
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