This program prepares students to enter and progress in the field of Entrepreneurial Business Applications. Upon graduation, the student will have the knowledge to meet the challenges of today’s highly competitive world with the skills required by employers or to operate their own small business.
As more employers acquire word processing equipment and programs, the labour market for skilled Administrative Assistants grows. Administrative Assistants may move into supervisory office positions as their careers progress.
Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:
Minimum 40 words per minute (WPM).
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, Office Procedures Levels 1 and 2, Internet Fundamentals, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint
Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications – 2 Units
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
Business Correspondence Levels 1 and 2, Customer Service, and Grammar Essentials for Business Writing
Job readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search and Résumé Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career
Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instruction. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.