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Office Administration

Post-Secondary Education - Business

Sask Polytech Certificate

Are you organized and computer savvy?  Do you pay attention to details and have goo communication skills?  Would you thrive in an environment where you are an important member of a team?  Consider a career as an Administrative Assistant or Office Administrator.

Receive training on the most up-to-date aspects of office administration. Learn keyboarding, interpersonal communications, writing and editing documents, basic accounting, reception, telephone communication, manual and electronic records management, calendaring, mail processing and managing office supplies. Develop your computer skills using leading business software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, desktop publishing and automated accounting programs. Practice in class, then develop your skills further during the work experience component.

Graduates of this program can pursue a wide range of employment opportunities in a variety of sectors such as government, banking, manufacturing, health care, insurance and large and small business as administrative assistants, office administrators, receptionists, customer service representatives, bookkeepers or other careers where office administrative skills are in demand.

This program is approximately 35 weeks long.

The following courses are offered:

ACCT 105 - Accounting

You will journalize and post transactions, prepare adjusting and closing entries, prepare unaudited financial statements, perform banking and petty cash functions, and prepare employee and employer payroll records.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 64.0  Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 105CE, ACCT 122

BCOM 100 - Business Communications 1

You will apply grammatical rules and principles in preparation for writing routine business correspondence.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 64.0  Equivalent Course(s): BCOM 100CE, BCOM 101

BCOM 103 - Interpersonal Communications

The course will provide opportunities for you to develop important skills used to facilitate effective interpersonal communication in the workplace. Your studies will focus on the development of active listening skills, conflict resolution strategies, verbal skills, and problem-solving strategies.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 48.0  Equivalent Course(s): BCOM 103CE, BCOM 121, COMM 112, COMM 291, HUMR 186

CKEY 101 - Keyboarding 1

You will develop ergonomic and keyboarding techniques to attain accuracy and a speed of 30 words per minute on two different three-minute timed writings with a maximum of three errors.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 32.0  Equivalent Course(s): CKEY 101CE

COAP 115 - Word Processing 1

This course introduces fundamental file management and word processing concepts. Using a variety of word processing features, you will learn to format business correspondence, create, format, and edit tables and enhance documents with the addition of graphics. 

Credit Units: 6  Course Hours: 96.0  Equivalent Course(s): COAP 115CE

OPRO 100 - Office Procedures

You will learn time management, customer service and reception skills. You will also learn how to effectively perform office procedures skills related to telephones, incoming and outgoing mail, and business meetings. As well, you will learn internet applications, e-mail, electronic calendaring and scheduling and how to manage office supplies and business forms.

Credit Units: 6  Course Hours: 96.0  Equivalent Course(s): OPRO 100CE

OPRO 133 - Records Management

You will learn about records management procedures and equipment and various types of filing systems including electronic filing.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 48.0  Equivalent Course(s): OPRO 133CE

ACCT 136 - Automated Accounting

Using an automated accounting software package, you will learn how to enter transactions into journals (general, purchase, payments, sales, cash receipts and payroll) and ledgers (general, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll), learn to account for inventory, and learn to prepare banking records. You will also prepare the initial automated accounting setup for use by a company.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 64.0  Prerequisites(s): ACCT 105 or ACCT 122  Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 136CE, COAP 137

BCOM 102 - Business Communications 2

You will continue to develop effective business writing skills. You will write routine business correspondence and apply proofreading and editing skills.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 64.0  Prerequisites(s): BCOM 100  Equivalent Course(s): BCOM 102CE

CKEY 102 - Keyboarding 2

You will develop ergonomic and keyboarding techniques to attain a speed of 45 words per minute with 98% accuracy on two separate five-minute timed writings.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 32.0  Prerequisites(s): CKEY 101  Equivalent Course(s): CKEY 102CE

COAP 116 - Word Processing 2

You will learn to enhance business documents with the addition of styles and the use of columns. You will use advanced features to enhance business documents and tables. You will also merge documents, create templates and forms, use desktop publishing features, and maintain a website. 

Credit Units: 6  Course Hours: 96.0  Prerequisites(s): COAP 115, CKEY 101  Equivalent Course(s): COAP 116CE

COAP 117 - Spreadsheet Applications

You will learn how to design spreadsheets and apply numeracy skills to solve business problems. You will focus on formatting, applying formulas and functions, preparing charts, and utilizing data management techniques. 

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 64.0  Equivalent Course(s): COAP 117CE

COAP 138 - Computer Suite Applications

In the course, you will learn to create documents that feature the integration of word processing, database, and presentation software.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 48.0  Prerequisites(s): COAP 115  Equivalent Course(s): COAP 138CE

EMPS 105 - Personal Management

You will focus on your role in the office including professionalism, your rights and responsibilities, customer relations and time management. You will also prepare for the job search process. 

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 48.0  Equivalent Course(s): EMPS 105CE


Grade 12, English Language Requirement

Application Fee:$ 45.00
Total: $ 45.00

Tuition & Fees - $5,004  (estimate based on 2017 tuition & fees and is subject to change without notice)

Books & Materials - $1,995  (estimate based on 2017 books & materials and is subject to change without notice)

Program Details

Start Date:September 06, 2017
Dates & Times:

Starts September 2017


For More Information Contact Us At

306.682.2623 or 1.800.667.2623