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 instruction. 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 enter and progress in the secretarial field. Upon graduation, the new Executive Assistant is able to meet the challenges of the new millennium with the skills most currently required by employers. Each graduate will attain a sense of achievement while ensuring a successful career.
* Not all programs are offered at each location.
In the corporate environment, a skilled Executive Assistant can be an invaluable member of the management team. Opportunities and compensation are better than ever in this area. This type of position may lead into the management stream for those who perform well and possess the skills.
Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:
Minimum 55 words per minute (WPM).
- Operating Systems
Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
- Word Processing
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
- Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
- Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications – 3 Units
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Photoshop Basics, and Microsoft Publisher
- Web Design
- Business Skills
Customer Service, Grammar Essentials for Business Writing, Business Correspondence Levels 1 and 2, and Management Fundamentals
- Office Skills
Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, Office Procedures Levels 1 and 2, Internet Fundamentals, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
- Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search and Résumé Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career