Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



Committee Chair(s)

Gary Smith


Gary Smith


For many years the office practice curriculums in the small high schools in Utah have been incomplete. Small high schools generally do not offer the same opportunities for learning as larger high schools due to the lack of funds, a smaller student body, and a shortage of trained personnel. Their distance from larger metropolitan areas where office opportunities are more readily available has made it economically unsound to offer such training programs and facilities. Often, students do not receive adequate training to prepare them for entry level jobs upon graduation from high school.

Students graduating from small high schools must compete for office positions with graduates from larger high schools who have usually been exposed to more training and better opportunities. In order to prepare graduates of small high schools for opportunities in office positions, additional training must be provided. This might be accomplished by bringing a mobile classroom equipped with modern business machines and data processing equipment into the small high schools.