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Office Administration Certificate

Post-Secondary Education - Business

Sask Polytech Certificate

Take the first step to a career in business, government, healthcare or another sector and get training on the most up-to-date aspects of office administration.

Learn about keyboarding, writing, basic accounting, reception, communication, records management, calendaring and more. Plus, you’ll develop your computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and automated accounting. Practice in class, then develop your skills further during the work experience component.

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to enter the workforce as a receptionist, administrative assistant, customer service representative, bookkeeper or other position which requires office administration skills.

This program is approximately 32 weeks long.

You’ll need Grade 12 & English Language Requirement.

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

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

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

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

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

OPRO 100 - Office Procedures

You will learn time management, customer service, reception, problem solving, and team building 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EMPS 105 - Personal Management

You will focus on your role in the office including lifelong learning and goal setting, your rights and responsibilities, professionalism and ethics. You will also prepare for the job search process.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 48.0

Application Fee:$ 50.00
Total: $ 50.00

The following is an estimate and is subject to change without notice.

Tuition & Fees Books Tools GST PST Total

$5,580.89 $1,753.43.00   $87.67   $7,421.99


Program Details

Start Date:August 29, 2022
Dates & Times:

August 29, 2022 - May 21, 2023


For More Information Contact Us At

306.682.2623 or 1.800.667.2623