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Administrative Specialist*

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Duration: 33 weeks, including 4 week field placements. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Business, Travel, and Computers
Certification: Diploma of Applied Arts
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

Program Overview

This program is designed primarily for the person with little or no previous business experience. The focus of this program is on the development of strong word processing, and office support skills. The importance of cultivating interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills is stressed and the student will become familiar with the basic procedures required for the smooth operation of a business office.

Program Courses

  • Student Success Strategies 20 hours
  • Software Lab: Computer Fundamentals 40 hours
  • Software Lab: Word Processing 40 hours
  • Software Lab: Spreadsheets 40 hours
  • Software Lab: Presentations 40 hours
  • Software Lab: Database Management 40 hours
  • Business Math 40 hours
  • Writing for Comprehension 40 hours
  • Document Formatting 80 hours
  • Business Communications 80 hours
  • Office Skills 80 hours
  • Career Planning and Preparation Level I 20 hours
  • Career Planning and Preparation Level II 20 hours
  • Field Placement – 4 Weeks

Career Opportunities

The successful graduate could expect to pursue a career in the many office support positions available in either a large corporation or a small business. Our business courses are designed to make it easy for you to adjust and excel in your new job without any difficulty.

Graduation Requirements

A student must obtain an overall grade in each module of at least 70% in order to graduate and receive a diploma. A student must complete all requirements of the Student Success Strategies and Career Planning and Preparation modules as well as the Work Term requirements.

* – Pending Government Approval

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