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  • Overview

    Program Description

    This program lets you practice and demonstrate real-world job skills. The ability to use these skills will enable you to adapt to changing office environments and solve business problems.

  • Courses

    Program Requirements

    Level 1
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    Expected Availability
    Credits Fall Winter Summer
    Windows & File ManagementCOMP-1535 1 Yes Yes
    Students will learn how to properly manage files.
    Job Search Strategies & Career DevDEVL-1052 2 Yes Yes
    This course will teach learners how to prepare for interviews and how to effectively search for jobs. Students will be introduced to proven strategies that will help target job search so that they can get the job that they really want. Individuals will also gain an understanding of several aspects of change and life transitions and how this influences their potential career path.
    OutlookCOMP-1533 1 Yes Yes
    Students will learn how to communicate with each other, manage their time and work more efficiently using Microsoft Office Outlook. Proper email etiquette for sending and receiving electronic mail, organizational methods for storing mail, mailboxes, address books, contact lists, tasks and journals are among the topics covered.
    WordCOMP-1531 1.5 Yes Yes
    You will be able to use word processing applications using basic operations in order to prepare documents for distribution. You will also use more advanced features such as creating tables, using pictures and images within a document, importing objects and using mail merge tools.
    ExcelCOMP-1532 1.5 Yes Yes
    Students will learn how to use a spreadsheet application. You will be able to accomplish basic operations associated with developing, formatting and using a spreadsheet. You will be able to accomplish standard mathematical and logical operations using basic formulas and functions.
    Accounting BasicsACCT-1106 2 Yes Yes
    This introductory level course in accounting covers basic accounting principles and provides hands-on practice using Simply Accounting for Windows. Students will learn how to set up accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger.
    Office SimulationADMN-1049 3 Yes Yes
    Students will be required to prioritize and complete a variety of tasks that are indicative of the type of work they will be required to complete in today's office environment. Students will gain confidence in adapting to changing office environments, problem solving strategies, and providing exceptional administrative support. Students will learn the importance of customer service, telephone techniques, mail processing, and time management. A strong emphasis will be placed on learning electronic and manual records management, managing an Outlook account, and preparing for employment.
    Customer RelationsBUSI-1181 2 Yes Yes
    Learn how a business should communicate and interact with the public to gain and retain customers. It is necessary for a business to cultivate positive customer relations to attract and retain a loyal base of customers. This course explores different methods of attraction and retention strategies.
    Marketing & Social MediaMKTG-1100 2 Yes Yes
    This course provided students with a fundamental understanding of many of the different digital channels.
    PowerPointCOMP-1534 1 Yes Yes
    This course is for students who are new to creating presentations.
    Emerging Office TechnologiesCOMP-1530 2 Yes Yes
    It is difficult sometimes to appreciate the sheer scale of the change that has occurred in office workplaces over the last few decades. We have moved from typewriters, IBMs, hand written reports and cheques, to high speed electronic, mobile systems of work which can be accessed via the cloud from remote locations, as well as in the office. We will learn how this impacts today's workers and what the next step is for technology.
    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 5 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program
  • More Information

    Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Manage files using appropriate operating systems.
    2. Build and maintain properly formatted documents in a timely manner using word program(s) such as Microsoft Word.
    3. Build and maintain properly formatted documents in a timely manner using spreadsheets program(s) such as Microsoft Excel.
    4. Build and maintain properly formatted documents in a timely manner using data base programs(s) such as Microsoft Access.
    5. Manage and work within an email platform such as Outlook.
    6. Create marketing documents using a design program such as Microsoft Publisher or Adobe.
    7. Create a media presentation using design software such as Microsoft PowerPoint.
    8. Maintain and manage accounting ledgers for a small company.
    9. Integrate documents and text between various office programs such as Microsoft Excel, Access and Word.
    10. Describe strategies to establish and maintain positive customer relationships.