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Office Administration - General

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Business
Program Code:
1095
Accelerated Delivery:
Yes
Campus:
DO, GU, BR
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019

About the Program

Today's office is a dynamic place to work with global networking, communication and work flows becoming increasingly complex and challenging. In order to ensure the efficiency of the organization, employers depend on office administrators to provide effective clerical support to all levels of management. They need staff with exceptional computer skills and organizational skills and specific business skills such as bookkeeping, customer service and document processing. In this one-year certificate program, students develop the necessary technical, organizational and interpersonal skills that will enhance their role as an effective member of the office team. With a wide variety of hands-on practical experience and creative thinking skills, graduates are fully trained to meet the demands of today's challenging work environment.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Certificate program (also available part-time)
Delivery Sequence:
         Brantford - September/2018 - Fall | Winter
         Brantford - October/2018 - Fall | Winter
         Brantford - January/2019 - Winter | Spring/Summer
         Brantford - May/2019 - Spring/Summer | Fall
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2018 - Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2019 - Winter | Spring/Summer
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2019 - Spring/Summer | Fall
         Guelph - September/2018 - Fall | Winter
         Waterloo - October/2018 - Fall | Winter
         Waterloo - January/2019 - Winter | Spring/Summer
         Waterloo - May/2019 - Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Doon (Kitchener), Guelph, Brantford and Waterloo
Start: September (Doon, Guelph, Brantford and Waterloo), January (Doon, Brantford and Waterloo) and May (Doon, Brantford and Waterloo)
First-Year Capacity: 30 Doon-September, 10 Doon-January, 35 Doon-May,20 Guelph, 15 Brantford, 25 Waterloo

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2018-2019 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for Office Administration - General - Program # 1095

Brantford - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $32.50 $32.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $50.28 $50.28
Session Total $2227.78 $1904.78
Year Total   $4132.56
Brantford - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-10-29)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $32.50 $32.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $50.28 $50.28
Session Total $2227.78 $1904.78
Year Total   $4132.56
Brantford - Winter 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Winter 2019 Spring 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $32.50 $32.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $206.50 $0.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $50.28 $50.28
Session Total $2130.04 $1904.78
Year Total   $4034.82
Brantford - Spring 2019 Level 1 (Program Start: 2019-05-06)
Description Spring 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Association Fee $32.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $115.05
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI Brantford U-pass $50.28
Session Total $2038.59
Year Total $2038.59
Brantford - Spring 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-05-07)
Description Spring 2018 Fall 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $30.00 $32.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $4.56 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.24 $295.00
CSI Legal Protection $0.00 $28.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $0.00 $50.28
Session Total $1905.75 $2227.78
Year Total $1905.75 $2227.78
Doon - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65 $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
Session Total $2340.40 $2017.40
Year Total   $4357.80
Doon - Winter 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Winter 2019 Spring 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65 $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $206.50 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
Session Total $2242.66 $2017.40
Year Total   $4260.06
Doon - Spring 2019 Level 1 (Program Start: 2019-05-06)
Description Spring 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $115.05
ONE Card Fee $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
Session Total $2151.21
Year Total $2151.21
Doon - Spring 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-05-07)
Description Spring 2018 Fall 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $4.56 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.24 $295.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $0.00 $28.00
Session Total $2068.89 $2340.40
Year Total $2068.89 $2340.40
Doon - Spring 2018 Level 2 (Program Start: 2018-01-15)
Description Spring 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60
Session Total $1971.65
Year Total $4134.92
Guelph - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Guelph U-pass $135.00 $135.00
Session Total $2304.75 $1981.75
Year Total   $4286.50
Waterloo - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-10-29)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $0.00 $48.00
Session Total $2169.75 $1894.75
Year Total   $4064.50
Waterloo - Winter 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Winter 2019 Spring 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $206.50 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00 $48.00
Session Total $2120.01 $1894.75
Year Total   $4014.76
Waterloo - Spring 2019 Level 1 (Program Start: 2019-05-06)
Description Spring 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $115.05
ONE Card Fee $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00
Session Total $2028.56
Year Total $2028.56

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for
Office Administration - General - Program # 1095


Brantford - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $32.50 $32.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $50.28 $50.28
CSI International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
Session Total $7589.78 $6781.78
Year Total   $14371.56

Brantford - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-10-29)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $32.50 $32.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $50.28 $50.28
CSI International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
Session Total $7589.78 $6781.78
Year Total   $14371.56

Brantford - Winter 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Winter 2019 Spring 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $32.50 $32.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $206.50 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $50.28 $50.28
CSI International Health Fee $324.95 $0.00
Session Total $7331.99 $6781.78
Year Total   $14113.77

Brantford - Spring 2019 Level 1 (Program Start: 2019-05-06)
Description Spring 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Association Fee $32.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $115.05
ISR $375.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI Brantford U-pass $50.28
CSI International Health Fee $160.05
Session Total $7075.64
Year Total $7075.64

Brantford - Spring 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-05-07)
Description Spring 2018 Fall 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $30.00 $32.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $4.56 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00 $295.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $160.05 $0.00
CSI Legal Protection $0.00 $28.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $0.00 $50.28
CSI International Health Fee $0.00 $485.00
Session Total $6833.56 $7589.78
Year Total $6833.56 $7589.78

Doon - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65 $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
Session Total $7702.40 $6894.40
Year Total   $14596.80

Doon - Winter 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Winter 2019 Spring 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65 $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $206.50 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $324.95 $0.00
Session Total $7444.61 $6894.40
Year Total   $14339.01

Doon - Spring 2019 Level 1 (Program Start: 2019-05-06)
Description Spring 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $115.05
ISR $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI International Health Fee $160.05
Session Total $7188.26
Year Total $7188.26

Doon - Spring 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-05-07)
Description Spring 2018 Fall 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $4.56 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00 $295.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $160.05 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $0.00 $28.00
CSI International Health Fee $0.00 $485.00
Session Total $6996.70 $7702.40
Year Total $6996.70 $7702.40

Doon - Spring 2018 Level 2 (Program Start: 2018-01-15)
Description Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60
Session Total $6836.65
Year Total $13998.25

Guelph - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Guelph U-pass $135.00 $135.00
CSI International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
Session Total $7666.75 $6858.75
Year Total   $14525.50

Waterloo - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-10-29)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $0.00 $48.00
CSI International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
Session Total $7531.75 $6771.75
Year Total   $14303.50

Waterloo - Winter 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Winter 2019 Spring 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $206.50 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00 $48.00
CSI International Health Fee $324.95 $0.00
Session Total $7321.96 $6771.75
Year Total   $14093.71

Waterloo - Spring 2019 Level 1 (Program Start: 2019-05-06)
Description Spring 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $115.05
ISR $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00
CSI International Health Fee $160.05
Session Total $7065.61
Year Total $7065.61

Financial Assistance

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For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will find entry-level employment opportunities in a variety of office settings working as an administrative assistant.

Opportunities might include receptionist, customer service representative, data entry clerk, bookkeeper, accounting clerk or office assistant.

On average, 76% of graduates from the last three years (2014 to 2016) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

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Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1095)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ADMN1305 Document Processing

Description: In this course, students will develop and apply touch typing skills to the preparation of business documents typically used in an office environment. Using a web-based software program, students will apply touch typing skills to the production of a variety of business-related documents including business letters, memos, and E-mail messages according to specific content, layout and formatting guidelines. Students will be expected to organize work and produce correctly formatted and accurate work within a specified timeframe.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1080 Spreadsheets

Description: Students gain hands-on experience using Microsoft Excel creating an assortment of spreadsheet documents. A variety of software features will be explored including: worksheet chart and database features; multi-sheet workbook options; functions, formulas and 3-D formulas and a variety of formatting tools.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1355 Presentation Software

Description: This course focuses on tools and techniques for creating professional business presentations. Students will demonstrate proficiency using presentation and desktop publishing software. Students will use presentation software to create effective slide presentations that incorporate text, graphics, sound and other multi-media effects. Students will use desktop publishing software to design and produce professional, quality documents that combine text, graphics, illustrations, and photographs.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1913 Word Processing

Description: Students gain hands-on experience with the most current word processing software, creating an assortment of business-related documents typically found in today's office environment. A wide range of software features will be explored and implemented to ensure efficiency in document production and proper formatting procedures. Proofreading skills will be emphasized to ensure accuracy. In addition, students will be introduced to the Windows operating system and will employ effective file management techniques.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1820 Foundations of Business Math

Description: This course will provide the student with learning tools that will help them to improve basic arithmetic skills and to develop reasoning and problem solving skills. It is designed for students to help them bridge any existing gap between their current preparation and college level math.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s)
Level 2
ACCT1060 Bookkeeping for Office Settings

Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of bookkeeping. Topics include bookkeeping terminology, various journals including cash payments, cash receipts, sales and purchases, general adjustments, financial statements.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
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BUS1095 Office Procedures I

Description: This course will focus on the skills required to be a productive member of an office team. Students will develop the necessary skills to behave ethically, communicate, manage information, assist in the preparation of meetings and make travel arrangements within an office environment.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ADMN1300 or ADMN1305, COMP1070 or COMP1913
CoRequisites:

CDEV1830 Career Success

Description: This course focuses on the skills needed to conduct a successful job search. Students will explore the labour market and identify trends that may impact their future careers. They will develop skills for an effective job search including networking, self-marketing documents and tools as well as interview skills. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will develop a personalized job search plan to support their future careers.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
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COMM1410 Fundamentals for Effective Written Communication

Description: This course is designed to help students acquire accuracy and clarity in written communication for business workplace settings. The course will also help students develop writing skills that reinforce the use of correct grammar and mechanics. Emphasis will be placed on applying correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling to a variety of business-related documents.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
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COMP1060 Advanced Spreadsheets

Description: Building on concepts in Spreadsheets, this course covers advanced formula creation and examines Microsoft Excel's analysis tools. Students participate in hands-on training activities including the creation of advanced formulas and templates to validate data entry and importing data into Excel. A variety of analysis tools will also be explored.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP1080
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COMP1908 Advanced Word Processing

Description: Building on concepts and functions developed in Word Processing, students will demonstrate mastery of advanced features of the most current word processing software to create and enhance error-free business-related documents. Proofreading and file management skills will be emphasized. 
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: COMP1070 or COMP1913
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International students should apply online using the Conestoga College International Application Portal. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status (Domestic)
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2018 Brantford Open
SEP, 2018 Doon Open
SEP, 2018 Guelph Wait List
OCT, 2018-AD * Brantford Suspended
OCT, 2018-AD * Waterloo Open
JAN, 2019-AD * Brantford Suspended
JAN, 2019 Doon Open
JAN, 2019-AD * Waterloo Open
MAY, 2019-AD * Brantford Suspended
MAY, 2019 Doon Open
MAY, 2019-AD * Waterloo Open
* AD = Accelerated Delivery
** Status applicable to domestic students
Program status for international students


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