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Office Assistant Certificate


 

The Office Assistant certificate 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 and administrative skills.

Upon completion of this program the graduate would be employable in an entry level position with basic skills and training to assist in various areas of administration in most offices. 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;
  • Grade 10 Math or pass college Math assessment
  • Domestic students: Grade 10 English or pass college English assessment; International students: 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
  • Customer Service Support Clerk
  • Receptionist/Front Desk

Potential Earnings

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PROGRAM DURATION

12 Week Certificate

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

OAD100 | Computer Fundamentals & Keyboarding*
Students become familiar with the major hardware components of typical office computer systems including peripherals. This is followed by an introduction to the Windows operating system. Students will learn Windows topics such as the start button, the task bar, short cut 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.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.
BUS100 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
COM200 | 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.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.
COM210 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF140 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BUS500 | 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.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.

The program is delivered in an in-class instruction method. The program has an intermittent intake model. Students can start the program with any course indicated by (*) and then complete the remaining lecture courses in order listed.

ENHANCE YOUR CAREER Office Assistant Certificate


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