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  • Objectives
    In this Diploma program, students further develop their technical, communication and interpersonal skills that will enable them to take on additional responsibilities in an office team. The unique experience of managing the Office Admin Skills Lab enables second-year students to enhance their marketable skills.
  • Practical experience
    At the end of this program, students will have the opportunity to showcase their skills by participating in a three-week work placement position in a local business.
  • Academic Title
    Office Administration - Executive Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    ADMN1300     Document Processing

    Description: In this course students will prepare and process documents used in an office environment. Using different software programs, students will accurately produce a variety of business-related documents such as letters, memos and spreadsheets according to specific content, layout and format requirements. In addition, students will apply effective file management, storage and security procedures to the production of all documents.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMM1060     Presentation Skills
    Description: Learning to speak in public can be personally satisfying, beneficial to society, and can advance one's career. This course focuses on the techniques required to prepare and deliver and effective oral presentation. Students will be given many opportunities to develop their public speaking skills and present to the class. Visuals, including MS PowerPoint, will be used tools for delivery.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMM1410     Fundamentals for Effective Written Communication
    Description: This course is designed to help students acquire accuracy and clarity in written communication for business workplace settings. The course will also help students develop writing skills that reinforce the use of correct grammar and mechanics. Emphasis will be placed on applying correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling to a variety of business-related documents.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMP1070     Word Processing
    Description: Students gain hands-on experience with Microsoft Word creating an assortment of business-related documents including letters, memos, envelopes, newsletters, tables and multi-page reports. A variety of software features will be explored including: page setup features, graphics manipulation, columns, styles, outlines, tables of contents and templates. In addition, students will be introduced to the Windows operating system to master proficiency in various file management tasks.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMP1080     Spreadsheets

    Description: Students gain hands-on experience using Microsoft Excel creating an assortment of spreadsheet documents. A variety of software features will be explored including: worksheet, chart and database features; multi-sheet workbook options; functions, formulas and 3-D formulas and a variety of formatting tools.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1820     Foundations of Business Math
    Description: This course will provide the student with learning tools that will help them to improve basic arithmetic skills and to develop reasoning and problem solving skills. It is designed for students to help them bridge any existing gap between their current preparation and college level math.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Two
    BUS1090     Office Procedures and Customer Service

    Description: This course will focus on the skills required to be a productive member of an office team. Students will develop the necessary skills to behave ethically, communicate, manage information, assist in the preparation of meetings and make travel arrangements within an office environment.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    BUS2010     Business Law
    Description: Introducing the legal system which governs personal and commercial relationships in Canada, this course provides knowledge of the basic legal concepts in order to gain insight into judicial reasoning. Areas covered range from contract law to real property and protection of creativity. Equivalent Course: OLRN1440 Business Law 1 (Internet)
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    CDEV2070     Career Development
    Description: This course emphasizes the knowledge, skills, behaviours, and activities required in order to identify appropriate and rewarding employment opportunities and to participate in the typical job search process for entry-level roles. Students will learn to evaluate their skills in order to develop self-marketing techniques such as cover letters, resumes, and outlining achievements. Mock interviews will provide the student with interview experience as well as feedback on their strengths and areas to be improved.
    Hours: 12
    Credits: 1

    COMM1500     Introduction to Professional Writing and Presentation Skills

    Description: Introducing the communication skills necessary for success, this course analyzes cases that reflect real life situations. Students will attain the skills in problem solving and decision making required in professional communications. Emphasis will be placed on producing effective letters and memoranda. The course also helps students develop presentation skills.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMP1015     Keyboarding
    Description: Students gain hands-on experience using a web-based keyboarding software training and assessment program in conjunction with a textbook to develop and build basic keyboarding skills. Students will develop speed and accuracy skills by completing on-line independent training sessions designed to reinforce correct keying techniques. Upon completion of the course, students must demonstrate the ability to touch type (type without looking at keys) at a minimum speed of 40 net words per minute on a 5-minute timed writing test. Students entering this course may apply for exemption by providing appropriate documentation as proof of their ability to meet course outcomes.
    Hours: 1

    COMP1050     Advanced Word Processing
    Description: This course is designed to build on concepts in Word Processing (COMP1070 or 60165600) and will cover merging documents, collaborating with others using revisions, creating web pages and templates, recording, editing and running macros, creating on-screen forms, working with master documents to create and manage long documents and integrating Microsoft Word with other programs and the World Wide Web.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1070

    COMP1060     Advanced Spreadsheets
    Description: Building on concepts in Spreadsheets, this course covers advanced formula creation and examines Microsoft Excel's analysis tools. Students participate in hands-on training activities including the creation of advanced formulas and templates to validate data entry and importing data into Excel. A variety of analysis tools will also be explored.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1003 or COMP1080

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Three
    ACCT1060     Bookkeeping for Office Settings

    Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of bookkeeping. Topics include bookkeeping terminology, various journals including cash payments, cash receipts, sales and purchases, general adjustments, financial statements.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    ADMN2170     Administrative Procedures
    Description: This course focuses on developing effective administrative procedures by exploring management principles and theory and developing leadership skills necessary to perform Executive Assistant duties such as training others, chairing meetings, and preparing agendas and minutes. In addition, students gain experience in preparing brief periodic progress reports as they apply theory and skills to event planning. Students will have the opportunity to plan and organize a forum involving guest speakers from the administrative field throughout the community.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: BUS1090

    COMP2120     Database Management
    Description: In this course, students will gain hands-on experience with Microsoft Access. A variety of software features will be explored in order to create and maintain; tables, queries, forms and reports. In addition, students will develop functional skills to design custom menu bars, toolbars and an automated user interface.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMP2140     Desktop Publishing and Web Page Design
    Description: Students will participate in hands-on activities to practice the skills learned in Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database Management, Presentation Skills and Information Systems Fundamentals. The activities completed are designed to reinforce the features of software integration in Microsoft Office. In addition, students will develop functional skills in Visio to create several types of diagrams such as: maps, flowcharts, organization charts, and office layout diagrams.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1010     Business Mathematics I
    Description: The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional models. The course stresses business application using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' calculator is required for the course.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Four
    ACCT2190     Financial Applications In Business

    Description: In this course, the student will be exposed to an accounting software package that is widely used in small and medium size businesses. Emphasis is placed on practical hands-on experience in order to demonstrate knowledge of the various modules within the software. Students will also complete a manual accounting exercise to reinforce basic accounting concepts.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT1060

    ADMN2080     Advanced Keyboarding
    Description: Upon completion of this course, students must demonstrate the ability to touch-type at a minimum net speed consistent with standard business requirements by successfully completing a five-minute typing test using new material. Exemptions may be granted for those providing acceptable documentation as proof of their ability to meet course outcomes.
    Hours: 1
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1015

    BUS1020     Organizational Behaviour
    Description: Studying people and organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Using actual examples, this course examines how behavioural factors affect organizational effectiveness. Note: This course is an approved HRPAO credit. Equivalent: Introduction to Business Management & Organizational Behaviour. OLRN1470 (Internet).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    CDEV2010     Work Situation Experience

    Description: This practical course gives the student the opportunity to work within an office environment to consolidate theories and skills gained throughout the program. The student is required to source his/her own placement with guidance from faculty. The placement will occur in the final year during the last three weeks of the semester.
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1050, COMP1060

    COMM2010     Introduction To Technical Writing
    Description: This course will explore techniques for creating technical documentation for a specific software project. Students will draw on skills obtained throughout the program to develop, create and desktop-publish a technical user manual.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    COMP2130     Applications Software

    Description: Students will participate in hands-on activities to practice the skills learned in Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database Management, Presentation Skills and Information Systems Fundamentals. The activities completed are designed to reinforce the features of software integration in Microsoft Office. In addition, students will develop functional skills in Visio to create several types of diagrams such as: maps, flowcharts, organization charts, and office layout diagrams.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMM1060, COMP1060, COMP1050, COMP2120

    MGMT1090     Project Management
    Description: Students will be introduced to project management?what it is, the four phases within a project and the benefits of formal project management. Microsoft Project will be used to plan a project, create schedules, communicate project information, assign resources, track progress and share information. Using a real world case study, students will manage the installation of a firm’s local area network.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

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