Selkirk College

Office Administration and Technology

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Program Information

School:Selkirk College
Degree:Certificate; Online
Field of Study:Office Management and Supervision
Description:Be workplace ready with emerging skills as an office administrator. Learn everything from proficient typing to basic accounting fundamentals and practices. Standardize professional document production using up-to-date software and develop your communication skills and customer service techniques.Program outcomes interrelate as themes emerge through courses: organization, teamwork, professionalism, communication, and computer competency. The courses complement one another and are presented in a progressive pattern, allowing the students to build on their knowledge and practice skills to enhance learning throughout the program. All courses are, however, independent of one another. Students could elect to enrol in one or more courses (qualifying through skills assessment) without completion of the certificate.

The Office Administration & Technology program will give students competency in touch typing, computer applications such as Word and Excel, accounting fundamentals, professional document production, various communication skills, interpersonal and employability skills, and a broad overview of the office environment. Office technology is utilized throughout the program to provide hands-on practical experience.Students wishing to further their knowledge and specialize in their field as a specialist should complete a Bookkeeping Advanced Certificate. This includes a capstone courses to further develop decision-making, prioritizing and critical thinking skills. A two-week practicum is also scheduled for the advanced students, completing their studies with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge acquired in a workplace environment.
URL:Office Administration and Technology at Selkirk College
Length:6 Month(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade11 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics  or  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics 
Applicants must meet the following Office Management program requirements: Grade 12 graduation or equivalent, Grade of "C+" or better in English 12 or equivalent, and Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-calculus 11 with a grade of "C+" or better. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
Application Notes : If your first language is not English, you must meet the following English Language Proficiency requirements for entry in to Selkirk College University Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs: completion of BC English 12, or equivalent; or completion, with a grade of "C+" or better, advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51; or submission of a TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or ibt 79-80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 or better; or submission of an EIKEN Grade Pre -1; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better. For Indian students coming through the SPP program, the IELTS requirement for diploma programs is 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 16, 2019