Certificate in Office Administration

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  • Objectives
    If you're planning a career as an administrative professional, the Office Administration program provides you with real-world skills in: * business communications, * information management, * introductory accounting, and * human relations.
  • Practical experience
    There is an optional work term associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate in Office Administration
  • Course description
    Academic Term 1 (Fall)


    ABT 110* Office Admin. Keyboarding
    ABT 117 Interpersonal Success Tools
    ABT 160 Word Processing 1
    ABT 164 Business Communication 1
    ABT 167 Records Management
    ABT 170 Information Technology

    Academic Term 2 (Winter)


    ABT 110* Office Admin. Keyboarding
    ABT 118 Office Procedures
    ABT 161 Word Processing 2
    ABT 165 Business Communications 2
    ABT 178 Excel and Access Intermediate
    ABT 184 Accounting Basics
    COOP 100 Workplace Education Prep (Internship students only)

    * Taken during each academic term until mastery of 45 wpm is achieved. 2.0 credits granted upon completion; or, Camosun College assessment at 45 WPM with 5 or fewer errors achieved not more than six months prior to the start of the program. The School of Business offers keyboarding speed assessments through Continuing Education for a fee of $25.

    Work Term (Spring - Optional)


    ABT 101 Co-operative Work Experience 1


       1. Some of the courses may be offered in the evenings during some of the semesters.
       2. Students wishing to move on to the Diploma in Office Management are required to obtain a letter grade of "C" or higher in Principles of Math 11, plus are required to take ACCT 110. (This can be substituted for ABT 184).

    Eligibility for Internship Work Experience

    In order to participate in Internship, students must successfully complete: 10 of 11 first year courses and obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0; and COOP 100; prior to the first work term.

    "The content of the OA Program was invaluable to my career development. Without the computer, accounting and interpersonal skills I gained at Camosun College, I wouldn't be employed in the great job I have now." Stephanie, Office Administration graduate

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