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Administrative Assistant Certificate Program – Semester OneStarting: 09/17/2019$1006 25 Spots Open
25 Spots Open
Dates: Tuesday September 17, 2019 to
Tuesday December 17, 2019
TIME: 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Num. of Classes: 35
Course Num: T04.1-F19
Location: (ATC) Arts and Technology Centre
This part time evening and weekend program will give you the training you need to gain employment in an office. You can continue to work while studying. In Semester One, learn keyboarding skills, correspondence skills and office procedures. Learn tools and strategies to develop your career.
SEMESTER ONE AGENDA
Course 1: Keyboarding Skill Development and Correspondence
September 17 – October 17 / Hours 48
This course’s main objective is to develop proficient keyboarding skills, including correct touch technique, accuracy and speed. The goal is to be able to average 40 words per minute as measured in five-minute timings. You will also develop your writing skills by learning grammar, punctuation, writing and proofreading skills. Emphasis is placed on written communication by email and letters and learning features of Microsoft Outlook and Word.
If you already type at a speed of 40 words per minute or more, then this course will be for you to challenge yourself to improve on your previously acquired technique and speed. Knowing how to type quickly can save hours of valuable work time and increase your productivity. It is an essential skill in today’s offices. The faster you can demonstrate your typing speed, the more chances for employment success and advancement.
Course 2: Office Procedures
October 22 – November 21 / Hours 48
Office Procedures covers the typical skills required of Administrative Assistants in the day to day management of an office. Students will learn courteous and efficient telephone and reception techniques. You will learn to greet and deal with clients and book appointments. You will study filing techniques for both paper and electronic filing and records management, mail handling duties and office supply ordering and inventory. Travel planning for the executive is covered.
Course 3: Career Development
November 26 – December 17 / Hours 23
This module is expressly designed to provide you with the tools and strategies to start your job search. You will learn to assess your strengths and weaknesses and to do a skills inventory. You will self assess your skills, personality and goals.
You will learn about the job market and where to “look” for a job. You will produce a complete resume and learn to create a cover letter, thank you and follow up letters. Students will define and compare different compensation and benefit packages. Basic provincial employment legislation will be explored.
You will hone your interview skills and feel confident that you are prepared for your job search. The end goal is that you ultimately get a job as an Administrative Assistant in a field that interests you.
The total length of the Certificate Program is 430 hours and will run from September 17/19 to June 18/20 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and select Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The complete Certificate program will be delivered in 3 semesters within the 2019/2020 school year. The Certificate Program offers an optional work experience component to provide you with practical skills and a reference to launch your career.
The total cost of this course is $3,250. The payment schedule is as follows:
- A Non-refundable deposit of $300 is required at the time of registration. Pay your deposit by registering for Course #T04-F19.
- $1,006 is due on or before September 4 for Semester 1. Pay for Semester 1 by registering for Course #T04.1-F19.
- $972 is due on or before November 15 for Semester 2. Pay for Semester 2 by registering for Course #T04.2-F19.
- $972 is due on or before February 15 for Semester 3. Pay for Semester 3 by registering for Course #T04.3-F19
Students must complete all 3 semesters to receive their Certificate.
For individual semester descriptions and course descriptions, please refer to our website, or call the Continuing Education office at 204-237-8130 or email us at email@example.com.
To register for the Certificate Program, please register first for Course T04-F19 with a $300 deposit. Then register for Semester 1 (T04.1-F19) with a $1,006 payment. The balance of the course fee must be paid in accordance with the stated payment schedule.
Sunday classes will run in Semester 1 on September 29, October 20, November 3 and 17.
Instructor:T. B. A.