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Courses - January 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Document Processing
ADMN1305

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:
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College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Spreadsheets
COMP1080

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:
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Presentation Software
COMP1355

Description:

Students will develop proficiency using presentation software tools in this course. Students will learn how to create, design, and present business materials and presentations using a wide variety of editing and formatting features, sophisticated visual elements, sound, video, templates, interactive graphics and more. Emphasis will be placed on creating effective designs.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Word Processing
COMP1913

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:
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

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.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Foundations of Business Math
MATH1820

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:
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Level 2

Course Details

Bookkeeping for Office Settings
ACCT1060

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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Office Procedures I
BUS1095

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 AND COMP1070 OR COMP1913
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Career Success
CDEV1830

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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Fundamentals for Effective Written Communication
COMM1410

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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Advanced Word Processing
COMP1908

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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Level 3

Course Details

Financial Applications In Business
ACCT2190

Description:

Through the use of case studies and exercises, students become familiar with the practical aspects of the general accounting function in business. These applications, drawn from manual and computerized systems, include general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll administration and HST/GST. The Sage 50 software package is used to illustrate computerized accounting systems.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030 OR ACCT1060
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Office Procedures II
ADMN2190

Description:

The course is an office simulation designed for advanced office administration procedures. Students will apply their office skills, business formats and software applications learned to date to a variety of typical office-related documents and activities.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: BUS1095 OR BUS1395 AND COMP1070 OR COMP1913 AND COMP1355 OR COMP1482
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Administrative Procedures and Supervisory Practices
ADMN2250

Description:

This course will focus on developing effective administrative procedures by exploring management principles and theory, supervisory leadership skills necessary to perform administrative duties such as training and supervising others. Using a case study approach, students will assess effective performance appraisals, organizational structures, positive discipline techniques, workplace rights and responsibilities, and a variety of supervisory solutions to common workplace issues from the perspective of a supervisor. Students will identify characteristics and skills of an effective leader and create a skills map for their own career development plan.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Organizational Behaviour
BUS1021

Description:

This course is a study of workplace behaviour at the individual, team and organizational level. The course explores theories of motivation, perceptions, emotions, team effectiveness, decision making, leadership, power, culture, and change. The concepts and application explored will guide students in their application of best practices to strengthen organizations and their overall effectiveness as global citizens.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Database Management
COMP2121

Description:

In this course, students will gain hands-on experience with Microsoft Access. A variety of software features will be explored to create and maintain; tables, queries, forms and reports. In addition, students will develop functional skills to design an automated user interface.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Safety in the Workplace
OHS1320

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.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Level 4

Course Details

Technical Support Training
ADMN2200

Description:

Students will develop their teamwork and leadership skills by applying a variety of best practices for training others in computer applications technology in the workplace. In the first part of the course, students master the techniques of developing effective training presentations including identifying client needs and corresponding teaching objectives, as well as displaying confident body language, strong vocal projection, and a vibrant personal connection with the audience. Students will then apply technical writing skills to the development of software training resources to deliver as part of a training session.

  • Hours: 48
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMM1085 AND COMP1355
  • CoRequisites:

Applications Software
COMP2135

Description:

In the first part of this simulated project, students will start their own small business as a Virtual Admin Assistant and will develop marketing, promotional and business start-up documents. They will further develop and reinforce their skills using the software integration features of Microsoft Office while working for a fictitious client. Students will draw on skills they have mastered throughout the program to complete the tasks assigned both for their business and their client. In addition, they will develop functional skills using web-authoring software to create their own website. The activities completed are intended to challenge creative abilities, critical thinking, time management and proofreading skills, while exploring entrepreneurial opportunities in an Office Administration role.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMP1050 OR COMP1908 AND COMP1060 OR COMP1139 AND COMP1355 OR COMP1482 AND COMP2120 OR COMP2121
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Field Placement (Office Administration Executive)
FPLT2010

Description:

This practical course provides the opportunity to work within an office environment to consolidate theories and skills gained throughout the program. The student is required to source his/her own field placement with guidance from faculty. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 90 hours, as approved.

  • Hours: 90
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: ADMN2170 OR ADMN2250 AND ADMN2190 AND COMP1060 OR COMP1139 AND COMP2120 OR COMP2121 AND OHS1320 OR OHS8320
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Project and Event Coordination
MGMT1090

Description:

Project and Event Coordination will teach the students aspects of organizing and planning a successful event. The goal of the course is to have experience in using and adapting principles to plan a project and see it through each stage including the evaluation after the project is completed. A clear framework will be introduced on the how to plan, promote, and evaluate a profitable and successful event.

  • Hours: 48
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program outcomes

  1. Conduct oneself professionally and adhere to relevant legislation, standards and codes of ethics.
  2. Manage the scheduling, coordination and organization of administrative tasks and workflow within specific deadlines and according to set priorities.
  3. Coordinate the collection, analysis, distribution and response to communications in the workplace to facilitate the flow of information.
  4. Operate and provide support related to the use, maintenance and procurement of office equipment and technologies.
  5. Evaluate, establish and administer a variety of records management systems to ensure confidential, secure, accessible and organized electronic and paper records.
  6. Produce financial documents and reports by identifying and compiling relevant information and using accounting software.
  7. Prepare and produce a variety of business documents using available technologies and applying industry standards.
  8. Use interpersonal, leadership and client service skills to respond to diversity and to support the vision and mission of the organization.
  9. Research, analyze and summarize information on resources and services and prepare summary reports with recommendations.
  10. Select and use information technologies to support communication with internal and external stakeholders and to promote the organization.
  11. Organize and coordinate meetings, conferences, special events and make travel arrangements, including the preparation of related documentation.
  12. Support the implementation of projects by applying basic principles of project management.