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, evening, or on weekends.
The Business Essentials teaches students the basic necessities of business, to help them develop core competencies they can use in the business world. This program provides a broad introduction to business, covering business principles, structure, and functions of management. It examines the purposes and activities of organizations of various types, sizes and structures, and explores the interrelationships among functional departments. Students will also learn about different forms of ownership, management functions, styles, and processes. It also highlights business in Canada, how government and global forces affect business in Canada, and addresses the impact of the global economy on Canadian business. Students are also provided with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the necessary business accounting and office skills. This program provides graduates with the necessary skills to maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services.
* Not all programs are offered at each location.
This program provides the student with a range of business knowledge and skills, which cross several disciplines, resulting in a well-rounded and highly skilled employee. Graduates of this program are prepared for a variety of entry-level administrative and management trainee positions in a broad range of employment settings, specializing in those areas of interest, experience, and greatest ability.
Students must complete minimum 12 courses:
- 4 courses from the following groups:
- Office Skills
- Word processing
- Database Management
- 2 courses from Accounting group
- 4 courses from Business Skills group