Business Office Skills

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Admission Requirements

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.

Program Highlights

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.

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are almost unlimited. Efficient and responsible Business Office Skills personnel are an integral and invaluable part of today’s office environment.


Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Keyboarding
    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
  • Spreadsheets
    Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Database Management
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
  • Graphics/Presentation
    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


  • Program Type:


  • Anticipated salary:

    C$29,682 – C$53,001 (Information from PayScale Canada)

  • Program Duration:

    27 Weeks

  • Program Notes:

    Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.

  • Program Category:

    Office and Administrative

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