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 Office Administration and Technology
SchoolSelkirk College
LocationCastlegar, BC, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 2,800
Length6 Month(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade11 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics  or  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants 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.

This cost estimate is for entire certificate. Compulsory fees are included.
DescriptionBe 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.
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