Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them. Part-time students may set their own schedules to a minimum of two training sessions per week. These times may be scheduled during the day, evenings, or on weekends.
This program prepares students to join the workforce at a skilled level. Skilled Office Administration Specialists are better prepared to advance to their chosen career areas in today’s business environment. Each student graduates with a sense of achievement, ensuring the beginning of a successful career. Students are required to take some elective courses from prescribed study areas.
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This office administration diploma prepares students to work in fast-paced office environments as corporate secretaries, executive assistants, office administrators, and special assistants. Upward mobility in this role is possible with experience, motivation, dedication, and a positive attitude.
Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:
Minimum 40 words per minute (WPM).
Advanced level of proficiency in one database application.
Business Correspondence Levels 1 and 2, Business Planning, Customer Service, and Management Fundamentals
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Basic Bookkeeping Level 1, Internet Fundamentals, Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Office Procedures Levels 1 and 2, and Punctuation and Writing Skills
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Publisher
Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications – 3 Units
Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system.
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search and Resume Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career
Students must complete five (5) credit electives, according to courses selected from the following diploma groups:
- Office Skills
- Business Skills
C$29,208 – C$52,578 (Information from PayScale Canada)
Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
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