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Administrative Assistant Certificate Program – Semester OneStarting: 09/15/2020$984 25 Spots Open
25 Spots Open
Dates: Tuesday September 15, 2020 to
Tuesday December 15, 2020
TIME: 6:00PM to 9:30PM
Num. of Classes: 35
Course Num: T04.1-F20
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 and correspondence skills. Learn Microsoft Word to create business documents. Learn tools and strategies to develop your career.
SEMESTER ONE AGENDA
Course 1: Keyboarding Skill Development and Correspondence
September 15 – October 15 / Hours 48 / Tuesday and Thursday Evenings and select Sundays
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: Word Processing
October 20 – November 22, 2020 / Hours 48 / Tuesday and Thursday Evenings and select Sundays
Microsoft Word is used worldwide to create business documents. Knowledge in this application is absolutely essential to any administrative assistant. This course will make you highly proficient in using the software. You will be able to create letters, memos, reports, and tables. You will be able to use Word for desktop publishing, creating brochures, newsletters, calendars, cards, invitations and more.
Course 3: Career Development
November 24 – December 15 / Hours 23 Tuesday and Thursday Evenings and select Sundays
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.
Work Practicum (optional)
To be scheduled upon completion of the first 6 courses / Hours 120
The work practicum is optional. This practicum enables students to gain experience in an office setting. You will apply, develop and demonstrate your knowledge and skills in an office environment in a three-week period.
If students choose not to do the practicum, this will not affect their marks or their ability to pass and receive their certificate. These students will be given a special project to complete in lieu of the practicum.
The total length of the Certificate Program is 430 hours and will run from January 7/20 to December 15/20 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. and select Sundays from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. The complete Certificate program will be delivered in 3 semesters within the 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-F20.
- $984 is due on or before January 6/2020 for Semester 2. Semester 2 starts January 7/2020. Pay for Semester 2 by registering for Course #T04.2-F19.
- $982 is due on or before March 10/2020 for Semester 3. Semester 3 starts April 7/2020. Pay for Semester 3 by registering for Course #T04.3-F19.
- $984 is due on or before September 2/2020 for Semester 1. Semester 1 starts September 15/2020. Pay for Semester 1 by registering for Course #T04.1-F20.
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 Courses T04-W20 with a $300 deposit. Then register for Course #T04.2-F19 (Semester 2 / $984 installment payment) and course #T04.3-F19 (Semester 3 / $982 second installment payment). The final installment payment of $984 is paid when registering for Course #T04.1-F20 / Semester 1.
Sunday classes will run in Semester 1 on September 20, 27, October 4, 25, November 8 and 22.