The Office Administration diploma program consists of 10 courses, Nine of them are experiential classroom based lectures and workshops. The last course consists of 4 weeks work experience / practicum, whereby each student will be at various small and mid-sized businesses within the lower mainland.
Students become familiar with the major hardware components of typical office computer systems including peripherals. This is followed by an introduction to the Windows XP operating system. Students will learn Windows topics such as the start button, the task bar, short cit icons and Windows Explorer. Students also gain a general background on the Internet, browsers, service providers, e-mail and transfer protocol. Students will also have the keyboarding practice.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Keyboarding, E-mail, Basic Internet Use, Basic Computer Use, Microsoft Windows Basics.
Students will practice business writing skills, applying the mechanics of style, developing proofreading and editing skills and using words effectively. They will apply verbal and non-verbal styles to a variety of business communications. The students will also practice career and interpersonal skills necessary for success in the workplace, such as conflict resolution and business etiquette. They will work in teams to examine administrative, ergonomic and efficiency functions of a business office.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Professional Verbal Communication Skills, Professional Written Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Business Etiquette, Team Cohesion.
This course introduces students to computer applications for business. An overview of computer hardware, terminology, and windows is followed by an introduction to the current widely used business software such as Microsoft Office. In particular, the students learn word processing; spreadsheets, the use of graphics for presentations with PowerPoint and the database create.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, Basic Computer Terminology, Basic Computer Hardware.
This course introduces the students to the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports and statements, including how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success. This course is the first in a series of courses to build a solid base in accounting from both a practical and a theoretical perspective.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Accounting Terminology, Financial Records and Reports Analysis, Constructing Financial Data.
This course is a continuation of the work stated in the course of Introduction to Accounting. This course provides the students with the introduction to the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports, statements including how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Financial Records and Reports Analysis, Constructing Financial Data.
Student will become familiar with the operation of the Simply Accounting program. This includes General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll. Students will end the course by setting up a company from scratch using the program.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Simply Accounting Software Skills, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll.
This course teaches the student a variety of office procedural skills to be effective in a modern technological office environment. Topics include time management; communication techniques; records management; office image; travel arrangements; preparing minutes and conference notes; preparing and checking financial forms; and preparing reports. Students who successfully complete this program are able to apply these skills and the other integrated skills developed throughout the program to any professional office.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Time Management, Communication, Records Management, Reporting, Office Procedures.
This course is a simulation project that brings students into the area of information management. Students utilize their word processing, spreadsheet, and database knowledge, as well as their decision-making, prioritizing, and other management skills.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Advanced Office Skills, Advanced Office Software Skills, Decision Making, Office Management Skills.
This course helps students prepare for the workforce. They will learn advanced job search skills, and how to distinguish themselves from their competitors in the application and interview process of job seeking in today’s global economy.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Job Search Skills, Interview Skills, Presentation Skills.
The student will have the opportunity to integrate theory and skills learnt in the program with practical situation from the real world of finance. The purpose is to obtain relevant field experience prior to graduation and identify strengths prior to embarking on a new, exciting career.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Workplace Skills, Situational Problem Solving.