Secretarial Studies

Secretarial Studies

Program Objectives:

Next starting dates for 2017-2018:

  • October 30,2017
  • January 15,2018
  • March 13,2018
  • April 9,2018

To develop in the students the competencies required to apply the following principles, rules and methods: integrate harmoniously into the school and work environments; to proofread business texts; to apply a keyboarding technique; to manage administrative information; to understand and identify various management approaches to quality; to manage their time; to design the visual format of a document; to write business correspondence; to use database software; to use the basic functions of word processing software; to use the basic functions of spreadsheet software; to use the advanced function of word processing software; to use telecommunication tools; to communicate in a business in an office setting; to handle bilingual communications in an office setting; to produce and receive business correspondence; to produce documents; to handle requests regarding labour laws; to update files; to prepare business meetings; to carry out common and periodic accounting tasks; to produce business correspondence in French; to translate business correspondence into French.

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Elligibility:

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent

OR

Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning

OR

Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning

OR

Persons having earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister and who will continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they are missing among the following: language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.

Job market opening:

Secretaries (Except Legal and Medical) (1241)

General Office Clerks (1411)

Receptionists and Switchboard Operators (1414)

Data Entry Clerks (1422)

Prerequisites

Une personne qui a atteint l’âge de 18 ans peut être admise à un programme d’études menant à un Diplôme d’études professionnelles (DEP) sur la base des préalables fonctionnels. Ces préalables fonctionnels, prescrits pour une personne qui a atteint l’âge de 18 ans à la date de début de fréquentation déclarée dans le programme d’études professionnelle sont : la réussite du test de développement général (TDG) et l’obtention et la réussite des épreuves relatives aux préalables spécifiques en langue d’enseignement et en mathématique, s’il y a lieu.

Hours
Statement of the Competency
15
Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process
75
Apply a keyboarding technique
90
Proofread business texts
60
Manage administrative information
90
Use the basic functions of word processing software
90
Compose and format business correspondence
120
Carry out common accounting tasks
30
Use database software
15
Understand and identify with various management approaches to quality
60
Carry out periodic accounting tasks
30
Communicate in an office setting
30
Use telecommunication tools
75
Handle bilingual communications in an office setting
90
Produce and receive business correspondence
Hours
Statement of the Competency
60
Use the basic functions of spreadsheet software
30
Manage their time
90
Produce business correspondence in French
30
Handle requests regarding labour laws
60
Translate business correspondence into French
60
Use the advanced functions of word processing software
60
Design the visual format of a document
75
Produce documents
30
Prepare business meetings
15
Update files
30
Use job search techniques
75
Enter the work force

TOTAL : 15 months (1485 hours)