College of the Rockies

Office Skills Discovery

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Program Information

School:College of the Rockies
Faculty:College of the Rockies
Degree:Certificate; Online
Field of Study:Business/Commerce, General
Office Management and Supervision
Description:This training contains a mix of OFAD credit courses, new OSD courses, face-to-face learning, online delivery, and on-the-job work experience. Upon successful completion, direct credit is recognized for four Office Administration & Technology Program courses, and advanced placement in OFAD training is recognized for three of the remaining seven courses, thereby offering a student faster advancement through an OFAD certificate.

This OSD certificate training is intended to develop employment related skills for entry-level front desk or file clerk positions. It is also designed to assist individuals in making informed career choices by providing credits towards higher level certificates and by developing a comfort zone in online learning.
URL:Office Skills Discovery at College of the Rockies
Length:3 Year(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 
It is strongly recommended that students enter the program with: Grade 12 with at least a C standing in Applications of Math 11; a minimum of C+ in English 11, or ABE Advanced Level Certificate or GED Certificate with a C+ in English 80 or individual assessment to acceptable level. Students who require some Grade 11 and/or Grade 12 credits can commence studies in Office Administration & Technology while completing high school courses through Access Education.

Under the East Kootenay Partnership Agreements, high school students may register in OFAD upon presentation of a Letter of Permission from their high school principal. Students should recognize that many employers require a Grade 12 graduation along with Office Administration & Technology credentials for initial hire and for internal promotion.

Keyboarding skills are a definite asset. OSD certificates require an exit keyboarding speed of 30 WPM. OFAD 155 Keyboarding 1 is available to those students who need to develop keyboarding skills.

* 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 April 18, 2019