Data Processing and Reporting
- Ontario College Certificate
- College Code:
- Workforce Development
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- BR, DO
- Academic Year:
- 2020 / 2021
About the ProgramIn just 30 weeks, graduates of the Data Processing and Reporting program are prepared to assume roles entering and organizing data in an office role. You will develop the skills and strategies required to interact with customers in a professional and appropriate manner in a diverse business environment. This Ontario College Certificate program prepares you to use various electronic data applications, while gaining hands-on experience to organize data, visually present data, develop basic data reports, validate accuracy of data and support digital marketing platforms. Through a variety of projects, case studies and interactive learning opportunities, you will develop the workplace interpersonal skills needed to support all phases of your career. A field placement is included; allowing you to translate theoretical knowledge from the classroom into applied practice in a workplace setting.
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Program InformationLength: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Brantford - September/2020 - Fall | Winter
Brantford - May/2021 - Spring/Summer | Fall
Doon (Kitchener) - September/2020 - Fall | Winter
Doon (Kitchener) - January/2021 - Winter | Spring/Summer
Doon (Kitchener) - May/2021 - Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Doon (Kitchener), Brantford
Start: September (Brantford and Doon), January (Doon) and May (Brantford and Doon)
First-Year Capacity: 32
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Mature students must demonstrate their potential to work at the post-secondary level in one of two ways:
- Successfully completing an English assessment;
- Successfully completing Conestoga College Preparatory Communication COMM1545 or a program of academic upgrading at a level appropriate to the program of choice.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
Tuition & Fees
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Financial AssistanceThe Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.
For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates may find employment as data entry clerks, data assistants, administrative assistants, marketing data assistants, order entry clerks, stores clerks, dispatch assistants and order entry clerks.
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 TransferConestoga 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)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Learn more about PLAR.
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
Description: This course focuses on career exploration and decision making. Students will evaluate their interests, values, skills and abilities through assessment tools and explore the labour market to identify employment trends aligned to their strengths. Effective communication strategies to aid success in the workplace will be covered. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized development plan to support their future career goals.
Description: This course introduces students to the verbal and written communication skills required for success in their future studies and in the workplace. Students will learn to share information in a clear and professional manner both orally and in writing. Students will develop active listening skills and learn to interpret common workplace documents and texts.
|COMM1535||Team Dynamics and Interpersonal Skills
Description: This course introduces students to the interpersonal skills required for success in the workplace. Students will learn the team structures, role types, and behaviours that inform interpersonal strategies and techniques. Students will learn strategies for working with and communicating with others to prevent and resolve conflicts in the workplace. Students will practice forming teams to complete workplace tasks.
|COMP1134||Introduction to Computers
Description: This course introduces students to the computer skills required for success in the workplace. Students will learn the basics of operating a PC using the Microsoft Windows operating system. Students will learn to use a computer to manage files and edit and create simple documents in Microsoft Office applications. Students will learn Internet browsing and search techniques for working securely and efficiently online. Students will develop their keyboarding skills to increase work efficiency.
Description: This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.
|ETR1140||Student Success Strategies
Description: This course provides students with an introduction to the post-secondary environment and expectations of college level learning. Students will be oriented to the services available from Conestoga to support them in their studies and enhance their college experience. Students will learn and develop academic and personal skills required for success in a post-secondary program. In addition, students will identify strategies that promote wellness and resilience. Students will gain experience with using APA format for written assignments and be exposed to Conestoga College's online learning platform to locate information, engage in course discussions, and complete assignments.
|ETR1410||Human Resources in the Workplace
Description: This course introduces students to their rights and obligations in the Ontario workplace. Students will learn concepts of organizational structure common to a variety of workplaces to aid in orienting upon entry to a job. Students will be introduced to the laws and regulations that protect workers and guide workplace practices. Students will explore current issues in the workplace in Ontario and discuss how these issues may affect their employment.
|MATH1165||Math Fundamentals for the Workplace
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 the mathematics required for success in the workplace.
|OHS1320||Safety in the Workplace
Description: This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself within a variety of employment settings. Through the units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of general Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while employed. As well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their employers.
|COMM1375||Business Communications Essentials
Description: This course provides students with the skills required to create professional written business correspondence required for office clerical tasks and regular workplace communication. Students will learn the format of common forms of written business correspondence. Students will learn best practices for professional and efficient communication in a business environment.
|COMP1189||Microsoft Applications for the Workplace
Description: This course provides students with the skills required to complete common workplace tasks in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Students will learn to create and format professional documents for the workplace.
|COMP1194||Microsoft Applications for Data Management
Description: This course provides students with the skills required to organize and manage data in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. Students will learn to create data tables in Microsoft Excel, use calculations and formulas to analyze data, and create graphical visualizations of data. Students will learn to create simple databases in Microsoft Access to organize data and generate reports.
|ETHS1010||Diversity, Ethics and Conflict Resolution
Description: This course provides students with the skills and strategies required to interact with customers in a professional and appropriate manner in a variety of situations. Students will explore issues related to diversity and ethical decision making as they relate to effective customer service. Students will learn strategies for de-escalating and resolving conflict in customer service roles.
|ETR1220||Job Search and Employability Skills
Description: This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required for success in industry-targeted job search and in job maintenance. Students will learn to target job search activities and documents to an industry or employer of interest. Students will improve their interview skills through in-depth practice and industry-specific preparation. Students will learn essential self-management and workplace behaviour skills to promote job retention and success in the workplace.
|FPLT1460||Field Placement (Data Processing and Reporting)
Description: Students will apply their knowledge and consolidate their skills in a workplace related to their program of study. Field placements may be in any workplace environment related to the field of study. Placements must be approved by program staff to ensure fit with program of study.
|INFO1135||Data Integrity and Organization
Description: This course provides students with the skills required to conduct efficient and accurate data entry. Students will learn to organize information to facilitate data entry processes, improve their keyboarding accuracy and speed, and learn strategies for efficiency and validating accuracy of entry.
|MKT1550||Digital Marketing Data Support
Description: This course introduces students to the use of social media and online resources for digital marketing and data analysis. Students will be familiarized with a variety of common social media platforms, and will learn to use these platforms to locate and share information. Students will also learn techniques for efficient online searching and validating the accuracy of online information.
- Evaluate personal values, strengths, and career opportunities to identify career goals and set a personal career plan.
- Develop and follow a professional development plan to improve personal work performance and maintain occupational relevancy.
- Employ professional workplace behaviours to locate and maintain work.
- Apply critical thinking strategies to solve problems and make decisions in the workplace.
- Apply interpersonal skills and strategies to work collaboratively and respectfully in the workplace.
- Discuss issues related to workplace laws, organizational structure, and ethics that impact job maintenance and employee rights and responsibilities.
- Communicate both orally and in writing to facilitate clarity, efficiency, and professionalism in the workplace.
- Apply typical computer knowledge and skills required by business, including word-processing, electronic mail, spreadsheets and presentation applications.
- Apply basic business mathematics to business processes.
- Apply appropriate tools and strategies to efficiently and accurately conduct data entry and error checking tasks.
- Manipulate data using data management software to create basic data reports.
Program Advisory CommitteesThe College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
Apply NowDomestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228. OntarioColleges.ca 60 Corporate Court Guelph, Ontario Canada N1G 5J3. Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.
International students should apply online using the Ontario Colleges.ca International applicant portal. Please note that not all programs are open to international students; check the list of open programs on our International Student Programs web page before applying.
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.
|MAY, 2020||Kitchener - Doon||Suspended|
|JUN, 2020||Kitchener - Doon||Suspended|
|SEP, 2020-AD *||Brantford||Open|
|SEP, 2020||Kitchener - Doon||Open|
|JAN, 2021-AD *||Kitchener - Doon||Open|
|MAY, 2021-AD *||Brantford||Open|
|MAY, 2021-AD *||Kitchener - Doon||Open|
** Status applicable to domestic students
Program status for international students