Offered at the Cold Lake campus - Fall, 2016
The Office Administration program prepares students for immediate employment in a constantly changing technological and office environment. Obtain the knowledge and skills you need to qualify for administrative support positions in business, government, and industry.
State-of-the-art computers are used to master the use of software programs used in the workplace today. Attain knowledge in computer systems that employers look for. You'll also come away with skills in accounting, filing, reception, telephone, mail, and interpersonal and teamwork relations.
The program includes a three-week placement for students to get on-the-job experience before entering the world of work.
Grade 11 or equivalent with credit in:
May 2, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Graduates of the program may find employment in administrative support positions for government, business or industry. The Alberta government, colleges and universities, municipalities, small businesses and Settlement and Band Offices have all hired Portage College graduates.
Graduates will be accepted into Year II of Office Administration programs at Grande Prairie Regional College, Keyano College, Lethbridge Community College, Bow Valley College, and e-campus Alberta.
Course ID: ACCT101
This course covers the full accounting cycle with emphasis on how to maintain basic accounts and records. An understanding of accounting procedures, terminology, and concepts is emphasized. In projects which simulate on-the-job conditions, students apply accounting principles in payroll and general accounting situations.
Course ID: BUSI107
Name: DOCUMENT FORMATTING I
Document Formatting I provides students with an opportunity to accurately create a variety of business communications. From creating a rough draft to creating a professionally formatted document, the course also sharpens skills in keyboarding, proofreading and accurately following instructions. Co-requisite - KEYB 136
Course ID: BUSI108
Name: DOCUMENT FORMATTING II
Document Formatting II teaches students to extrapolate pertinent information and format it into a logically laid out business document through the use of tables and online forms. It also provides students with the opportunity to solve job-like examples by combining their cumulative knowledge of business document creation and proofreading skills. Prerequisite – BUSI 107, COMA 102 Co-requisite – KEYB 138
Course ID: BUSI113
Name: JOB SEARCH
Job Search assists students in identifying their skills, creating a resume, and preparing for, and participating in an interview.
Course ID: BUSI115
Name: HUMAN RELATIONS FOR BUSINESS
The course focuses on personality development for work. It is becoming increasingly evident that students require highly developed human relations skills to be successful in the workplace. The course is designed to teach students effective business and social behaviour skills.
Course ID: BUSI121
Name: INTEGRATED PROJECTS I
Integrated Projects I utilizes a series of projects to gain skills in application integration within the Microsoft Office Suite. Prerequisite – COMA 102, COMA 115, Co-requisite – COMA 111
Course ID: BUSI122
Name: INTEGRATED PROJECTS II
Integrated Projects II provides students with exposure to advanced integration of word processing, web page development and Internet applications. Prerequisite – BUSI 121
Course ID: BUSI142
Name: BUSINESS PRACTICUM
The practicum provides an opportunity for Office Administration students to work in an office for four weeks and to apply the skills learned during the program to real situations. Placements are arranged by the Business Program instructors to provide the best experience possible. Business Program approval is required prior to placement. Prerequisite – OFFR 100, satisfactory progress in BUSI 108, and Business program approval.
Course ID: COMA101
Name: WORD PROCESSING-INTRODUCTORY
Students are provided with an introduction to the use of computers for word processing with use of Microsoft Word. The topics covered in this course include creating and editing documents using wizards, working with tables, and formatting text with indents and tabs.
Course ID: COMA102
Name: WORD PROCESSING-INTERMEDIATE
Students continue with Word covering topics such as headers and footers, columns, mail merge, styles, macros, graphics and forms. Prerequisite – COMA 101
Course ID: COMA103
Name: WORD PROCESSING-ADVANCED
Students continue to learn more advanced features in Word such as creating brochures, working with long documents and advanced mail merging. Prerequisite – COMA 102
Course ID: COMA111
This course provides students with an introduction to spreadsheets using Excel. Topics examined include creating and editing a spreadsheet, saving, retrieving, printing, formats, copying, functions, formulas, and graphs.
Course ID: COMA112
This course continues with Excel, covering topics such as absolute versus relative references, working with large spreadsheets, and database functions. Prerequisite – COMA 111
Course ID: COMA113
Advanced Excel topics covered include macros, exporting, importing, and linking spreadsheets. Prerequisite – COMA 112
Course ID: COMA115
Name: DATA BASE-INTRODUCTORY
This course provides students with an introduction to databases using Access for Windows. Topics covered include creating a database, creating tables and graphs, entering information, and querying a database.
Course ID: COMA116
Name: DATA BASE-INTERMEDIATE
Students continue with Access, covering the following topics: maintaining a database, reports, group, creating and using forms. Prerequisite – COMA 115
Course ID: COMA145
Name: INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE
This course introduces students to a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment. It allows them to fully understand system software relating to program software and hardware. File management is emphasized.
Course ID: COMM123
Name: BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS I
Business Communications I reviews and develops skill in using standard English principles. Covered within this context is the proper use of grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary essential to anyone wishing to be a successful office worker. This course identifies common usage errors and demonstrates how to correct them.
Course ID: COMM124
Name: BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS II
Business Communications II reviews and extends skills in using standard English principles, including grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and spelling. Proofreading and editing for common usage and formatting errors in a variety of business documents are emphasized. Writing skills are introduced and applied to memos, letters, and other common business documents. Oral communication and presentations is also covered. Prerequisite – COMM 123
Course ID: KEYB136
Students learn basic keyboarding skills in a Word environment.
Course ID: KEYB138
This course is concerned with proper workstation techniques and establishing keystroking patterns for keyboarding speed and accuracy.Pre-requisite - KEYB 136
Course ID: MATH115
Name: BUSINESS MATH
MATH 115 provides a review of basic applications to prepare students to perform specific business math functions and develop speed and accuracy in fundamental mathematical processes.
Course ID: OFFR100
Name: OFFICE MANAGEMENT
This course is comprised of many elements relating to office work, with the overall objective of learning to be an effective office worker. Concepts such as the handling of incoming/outgoing mail, filing, reception, phone techniques, and the operation of office machines are covered. Additional topics are covered as they relate to current demands on the modern office worker.