Administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. They serve as information and communication coordinators for an office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, websites, and email.
The Sandia Business School (SBS) offers an integrated portfolio of business learning opportunities in support of Sandia’s operations. Understanding the “business side” of Sandia ensures efficiency and effectiveness and helps develop your skills in managing finances and budgets.
The Quality Systems School includes:
- Training on Quality Management, Quality Management tools, processes, award criteria, and Risk Management.
- Quality Systems training for quality professionals, assurance professionals, causal analysts, and managers functioning as a part of the quality maturity system. The Quality Systems curriculum is comprised of Quality Maturity and Lean Six Sigma courses.
Sandia recognizes the critical importance of communication skills serving all aspects of our mission and work. The curriculum includes courses on developing essential workplace and interpersonal communication skills, building positive relationships, and more.
A Corporate Practice is a method, procedure, process, or rule employed or followed by an organization in the pursuit of its mission or objectives. This includes ethical behavior, best practices, and a code of conduct.
The Corporate Practices School provides information on courses related to corporate practices, ethics, and required management training.
The Design & Drafting School offers an array of technical courses for job positions such as mechanical and electrical designers or any role that involves designing, drafting, and assembly.
The Energy School includes courses related to Sandia’s work in energy-related projects.
The Engineering School includes a curriculum that provides research-based technical and professional skill enhancement for employees. Training includes courses related to the following disciplines:
- Engineering Services
- Human Factors
- Nuclear Weapons
- Product Realization
The Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) organizations are here to actively support Sandians in accomplishing the organization’s mission in an efficient, effective, and safe manner.
ES&H’s role is to enable worker and public safety and environmental protection by providing timely, detailed, and technical expertise to support safe and environmentally responsible mission performance in the most cost-effective way possible.
ES&H provides information on courses related to the following disciplines:
- Emergency Preparedness
- Environmental Management
- Explosive Safety
- Fire Protection
- Industrial Hygiene
- Industrial Safety
- Occupational Medicine
- Packaging and Transportation
- Radiation Protection
- Lockout Tagout
The Financial Management branch of the Sandia Business School provides learning opportunities about Sandia’s financial systems. We design, implement, and sponsor relevant training programs to enhance and continuously improve the performance of users of the various financial systems at Sandia.
Some of the learning opportunities available to Sandians are offered by outside providers. Sandia has no partnership or connection with any of these providers and, as such, can offer only limited troubleshooting and help with any of their offerings.
If you experience problems taking these courses, you should contact the provider directly. Also, not all of the learning opportunities offered by these providers are free, so be sure to read the course descriptions carefully before enrolling. “Free” only refers to enrollment costs ⎯ you are responsible for other costs, such as labor, travel, etc.
Sandia is committed to providing programs and services that support your health and wellness. Courses include Heartsaver CPR and First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, site-specific emergency response training, and more.
Information Technology School provides information on courses related to the following disciplines:
- Computer Security
- Computer Systems Architecture
- Computer/Network Training
- Task Training-Information Technology
- Information Technology
- Software Engineering
Enhancing computer science/software engineering (CS/SE) skills is critical to Sandia maintaining technical excellence in the fast-paced information technology industry. Information technology courses offer continuing educational opportunities for computer scientists and software engineers that are strategically aligned with Sandia’s mission. By partnering with the technical managers responsible for the computer science and software engineering missions, Sandia provides an educational curriculum to address specific needs.
Leadership & Management School provides information on courses related to the following:
- Executive Development
- Leadership Development
- Management Development
Marketing School offers information, particularly for recruiters and business developers, about courses related to promoting Sandia’s business.
New Employee School seeks to effectively integrate new employees into Sandia culture by helping them acquire what they need to transition and assimilate.
Nuclear Deterrence courses provide a broad range of training opportunities for personnel involved with the nuclear deterrence program. Students participate in these courses to keep current in the nuclear deterrence field and to obtain background information for their assignments.
This school provides information on courses related to the following:
- Nuclear Deterrence
- Product Realization
- Systems Engineering
Procurement School is designed to help individuals become skilled users of the Sandia procurement system through training programs that help enhance and improve performance.
Project Management School provides information on courses related to the following topics:
- General Project Management
- Project Control
- Project Management Procurement
- Project Planning
- Team Management
These courses focus on project management competencies to achieve efficient management of the varied aspects of projects such as project planning, risk management, team dynamics, and project control of cost, schedules, and performance.
The terms safeguards and security are generally used to describe programs that promote the common defense and security by guarding against theft and sabotage.
Safeguards & Security School provides information on courses related to the following:
- Computer Security
- Physical Security
The courses offered within the Sciences School are for individuals interested in improving their technical and/or professional skills. The Sciences School provides information on courses related to the following:
- Biological Sciences
- Materials Science