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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course details

Document Processing
ADMN1305

Description:

In this course, students will develop and apply touch typing skills to produce a variety of business-related correspondence including emails, memos, and business letters. Using a web-based software program, students will learn proper keyboarding techniques, with a focus on developing speed and accuracy. Students will use their keyboarding skills to create, edit, format, and proofread professional business documents which meet industry standards. Students will be expected to organize work and produce correctly formatted and accurate work within a specified timeframe.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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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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Business Computing Applications I
COMP1056

Description:

During this course, the student will learn to effectively use Windows operating system, apply word processing techniques, create basic business presentations, and explore the power of spreadsheets . Students will also learn the skills necessary to operate effectively within the Conestoga College computing environment. An emphasis will be placed on the development of solutions to business problems using commonly available microcomputer tools.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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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
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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
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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
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Introduction to Office Technology
TECH1440

Description:

Students in this course will be introduced to commonly used office technologies and applications, including e-mail and calendaring software, virtual communication videoconferencing, collaboration platforms, and file storage systems.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course details

Keyboarding Techniques 1
ADMN1117

Description:

Students in this course will practice their touch-typing skills with a focus on developing speed and accuracy. Using a web-based software program, students will practice proper keyboarding techniques. Preparation of common business documents, dictation exercises, and timed keyboarding tests will be used to develop keyboarding skills. Upon successful completion of the course, students will demonstrate the ability to keyboard at a minimum speed of 40 wpm with 98% accuracy.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites: ADMN1305
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Office Procedures I
BUS1095

Description:

In this course, students will develop the administrative skills required in an office environment, including customer service, business ethics, time management, meetings and travel arrangements, financial documentation, and records management. Students will apply their knowledge of various software applications and their communication skills to complete practical, office-related tasks and assignments.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ADMN1305
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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
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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
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Financial Procedures for Office Settings
FIN1110

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. In this course, the student will be exposed to accounting software also complete manual accounting exercises to reinforce basic accounting concepts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Advanced Office Technology
TECH1450

Description:

In this course, students will expand their word processing and document production skills. Students will use advanced formatting techniques and tools to create professional business documents. Students will also gain a basic understanding of integrating other software into their documents. Students will work with word processing and PDF software to create fillable forms and tables. Students will study the features of accessible documents and learn to review business documents for accessibility.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMP1056
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Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

Level 3

Course details

Advanced Keyboarding
ADMN2000

Description:

In this course, students will continue to improve and enhance their students’ ability to apply “touch typing” keyboarding technique and speed. Emphasis will be placed on not looking at the keyboard, posture and proper technique while maintaining high levels of accuracy.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites: ADMN1117
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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
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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
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Project Management
MGMT2060

Description:

This course will explore the fundamentals of project management in order to provide the student with a solid foundation in this discipline. Through discussion and application of all aspects of project management knowledge areas, students will learn the tools and techniques used to successfully manage projects. This course meets the project management education requirements toward completion of the Project Management Institute’s PMP and CAPM designations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Marketing and Communication for Office Professionals
MKT2390

Description:

This course will introduce students to marketing communication tools frequently used by administrative professionals. Topics will include effective written communication, promotional tools, social media, public relations, and publishing software for business. Students will explore concepts, techniques, and models in marketing communication and promotion using real world examples.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: BUS1095
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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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Analytics and Data Management
STAT2010

Description:

Students will engage in analyzing information, data analytics, data visualization.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMP1631
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

Level 4

Course details

Applications Software
COMP2135

Description:

In this course, students will apply and combine their knowledge of various software applications in a simulated project. Students will create their own Virtual Administrative Assistant business, and have the opportunity to develop, produce, and present work for a variety of clients and businesses. Students will draw on skills they have mastered throughout the program to complete the tasks assigned. 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: COMP1060 OR COMP1631 AND COMP1908 OR TECH1450
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Field Placement (Office Administration Executive)
FPLT2015

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: 105
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ADMN2190 AND OHS1320
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Event Management
MGMT2290

Description:

This course 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, budget, promote, and evaluate a profitable and successful event.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MKT2390
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Training for Technical Support
TECH2010

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMP1355 AND TECH1450
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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.