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.
The Business Office Administration Certificate provides students with opportunities to acquire and apply basic business office skills to meet the demands of employers. The program provides students with comprehensive knowledge of the office and business skills of today’s workplace, including proficiency in Microsoft applications and accounting concepts.
* Not all programs are offered at each location.
Graduates of this program are prepared for a variety of entry-level administrative and management trainee positions in a broad range of employment settings. Placements in the business environment as administrators, officers, project coordinators, records analysts, and assistants are possible upon successful completion of this program. Upward mobility in this role is feasible with experience, motivation, dedication, and a positive attitude.
Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:
Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
- Operating Systems
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
- Word Processing
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Basic levels of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1
- Office Skills
Microsoft Outlook Level 1, Office Procedures Level 1, and Basic Bookkeeping Level 1
- Business Skills
Grammar Essentials for Business Writing, Business Correspondence Level 1, Customer Service, and Business Verbal Communication
- Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Employment Success Strategies