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 objective of this program is to provide students with opportunities to acquire and apply office skills and knowledge of business office concepts to meet the demands of today’s workplace.
* Not all programs are offered at each location.
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
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
- Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint
- Office Skills
Office Procedures Level 1 and Level 2, basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Internet Fundamentals, Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, and Basic Bookkeeping Level 1
- Business Skills
Customer Service, Business Math, Business Correspondence Level 1 and Level 2, and Grammar Essentials for Business Writing
- Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search and Résumé Writing