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Office Administration Diploma


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The Office Administration diploma program provides students the hands-on training in various key administrative areas of a business. You will be trained in word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and other relevant software, as well as bookkeeping concepts, computerized accounting and administrative skills.

Upon completion of this program the graduate will have the basic skills and training to be employed in an entry or junior level position. These positions could be in purchasing, payroll, accounting, or general administration. With experience and/or more training the individual would be able to progress to more responsible positions.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Pass College mathematic assessment or Math 10 and above
  • Domestic: Grade 10 English or pass College English assessment; International student: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass College English assessment

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    Building Marketable Skills
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    Communicate Effectively
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    Enhance your Skills
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    Excelling in Complex Environments
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    Rewarding Careers Await

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Office Assistant
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Junior Administrative Assistant
  • Filing Clerk
  • Receptionist/Front Desk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Junior Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Account Representative

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

OAD100, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Computer Fundamentals and Keyboarding
Students become familiar with the major hardware components of typical office computer systems including peripherals. This is followed by an introduction to the computer operating system. Students will learn Windows topics such as the start button, the task bar, short cit icons and Windows Explorer. Students also gain a general background on the Internet, browsers, service providers, e-mail and transfer protocol. Students will also have the keyboarding practice.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Keyboarding, E-mail, Basic Internet Use, Basic Computer Use, Microsoft Windows Basics.
BUS100, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Business Communications
Students will practice business writing skills, applying the mechanics of style, developing proofreading and editing skills and using words effectively. They will apply verbal and non-verbal styles to a variety of business communications. The students will also practice career and interpersonal skills necessary for success in the workplace, such as conflict resolution and business etiquette. They will work in teams to examine administrative, ergonomic and efficiency functions of a business office. Students will also learn about using PowerPoint to deliver demonstrations, training, and presentations in a professional manner.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Writing, Editing, Teamwork, Presentation Skills
COM200, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Microsoft Word
COM200 & 210 introduces students to the most widely used office productivity software – Microsoft Office. Those courses explore three of the two major components of Office. In this particular module students learn about: using Word to create, edit, format, and manipulate documents in a professional manner as well as using Excel to create spreadsheets, perform calculations and print results.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Writing, Editing
COM210, 60 Hours, 3 Week | Microsoft Excel
COM200 & 210 introduces students to the most widely used office productivity software – Microsoft Office. Those courses explore three of the two major components of Office. In this particular module students learn about: using Word to create, edit, format, and manipulate documents in a professional manner as well as using Excel to create spreadsheets, perform calculations and print results.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Reporting, Calculating
BAF140, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | Introduction to Accounting
This course introduces the students to the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports and statements, including how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success. This course is the first in a series of courses to build a solid base in accounting from both a practical and a theoretical perspective.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Calculating, Reporting, Problem Solving, Analytical Skills
CAC100, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Sage 50 Simply Accounting
Sage 50 (Simply Accounting) is one of most well-recognized accounting program. Students will learn how to use various modules and their features to prepare a set of financial records. The program is designed to give the student maximum hands on practice under instructor supervision.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Numeracy, Software Skills, Oral Communications, Problem Solving, Reporting
CAC400, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | QuickBooks Pro
This accounting program is designed for the small to mid-sized business. Students will learn how to use various modules and their features to prepare a set of financial records. The program is designed to give the student maximum hands on practice under instructor supervision.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Numeracy, Software Skills, Oral Communications, Problem Solving, Reporting
OAD500, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Basic Payroll and Taxation
This course is designed to provide the student the basic skills to collect various payroll data for input into a payroll system. They will have a basic understanding of personal income tax and how it affects an employee’s pay to answer very basic questions from employee. They will be able to assist the payroll professional.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Advanced Office Skills, Advanced Office Software Skills, Decision Making, Office Management Skills.
BUS500, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Employment Readiness/Job Search
This course helps students prepare the required job search skills and knowledge they need to become employed. Students will learn the best known job search techniques to find viable opportunities, strategies to differentiate themselves from the competition and how they will add value to prospective employers in today’s competitive global economy.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Job Search Skills, Presentation Skills, Sales Skills
WEP100, 100 Hours, 4 Weeks | Practicum
The student will have the opportunity to integrate competencies developed during the lectures into industry-specific experiences. This opportunity ensures students are able to practice and refine their skills and to obtain practical field experience to further strengthen their ability to obtain employment after completing the program. To ensure a high quality practical experience, the institution will monitor both the student’s and the employer’s performance throughout the practicum. At the conclusion of the practicum, students and employers jointly complete a written evaluation of the student’s performance to direct the future career development of the student.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Workplace Skills, Situational Problem Solving
ENHANCE YOUR CAREER Office Administration


" The program was intensive and provided me with the opportunity to learn a lot in short period of time. The classes were small and there was a lot of engagement and interaction with the teachers. "
Leon Li Brighton College Alumni

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