Business Administration Technology with optional Practicum

Program Description

The Business Administration and Technology diploma program teaches students the essential business administration skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, business communication, calendar management, and record management. In addition, this program provides students with basic accounting principles and an in-depth introduction to bookkeeping, online marketing, and social media, event planning, and a range of professional communication and efficiency skills. Students will become proficient in the professional use of a range of office applications for business purposes.

Next intake: Mar. 15, 2021

Optional Four Week Practicum

Adding an additional four-week practicum is a very important addition to this program and will provide the students an opportunity to develop and practice the knowledge and skills learnt through the program.

Program Duration

28 Weeks (Plus an optional 4 week practicum)

Location

Surrey

Courses

OAC100: Computer Basics and Keyboarding

Description

This course teaches students the basic computer skills including the major hardware components of a typical office computer system, and the function of a computer operating system. Students will master Windows topics such as the use of the start button, the taskbar, short cut icons, and Windows Explorer. Students will also gain a foundation of knowledge about the Internet, internet browsers, service providers, e-mail, and transfer protocol. Students will also improve their keyboarding speed and technique.

Duration

20 hours/1 week

Prerequisites

None

OAC110: Word Processing I

Description

This course introduces students to the software functions of Microsoft Word. Students will learn properly format documents such as letters and memoranda through Microsoft Word. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to create and manage documents; generate and modify tables and lists; as well as insert graphics.

Duration

20 hours/1 week

Prerequisites

None

OAC120: Microsoft Excel

Description

This course introduces students to identity spreadsheet terminology and concept. Students will get to learn about the basic feature on Microsoft Excel. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to create formulas and functions, use formatting features, and generate charts, graphs, and reports through Microsoft Excel.

Duration

60 hours/3 weeks

Prerequisites

None

OAC130: Business Communications

Description

This course teaches students how to compose business correspondence including letters, reports, memoranda, and emails. In addition, students will practice business writing skills, applying the mechanics of style, developing proofreading and editing skills, and using words effectively. They will apply effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to a variety of business situations. Students will also practice the career and interpersonal skills necessary for success in the workplace, such as conflict resolution and business etiquette.

Duration

60 hours

Prerequisites

Typing: 20 wpm, sufficient English language skills, including grammar

OAC140: Administration Procedures

Description

This course is designed to enhance the students’ organizational and critical thinking skills. Students will gain knowledge and practical experience on topics such as time management strategies, office communication, and techniques for maintaining an office’s professional image. They will also learn how to make travel arrangements for business, and how to prepare meeting minutes, conference notes, and official reports.

Duration

40 hours

Prerequisites

None

OAC150: Human Relations and Customer Service

Description

This course teaches the fundamentals of human relations and customer service. Students will be able to develop strong customer service skills by learning time management techniques; how to manage stress; and how to communicate effectively through the whole course.

Duration

20 hours/1 week

Prerequisites

None

RIM100: Records and Information Management (RIM)

Description

This course introduces students to record and information management, including physical record management, electronic record management, and classification (using metadata, taxonomies, and file plans), and the administration of Record Information Management (RIM) programs. Students will learn a systematic approach to managing a record’s lifecycle, including creating, identifying, classifying, storing, securing, retrieving, tracking, and disposing of or permanently preserving a record. Students will also use Microsoft Access to learn how to organize data files, enter, sort, filter data in a database, and create simple reports summarizing information from database tables or queries.

Duration

60 hours

Prerequisites

OAC100 Computer Basics and Keyboarding

BAT100: Technology Skills for the Office

Description

This course includes the technology skills to Office 365 for Business, including OneDrive, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams. Students will build up their skills and ability to problem solve using office technologies, including computers, printers/scanners, internet browsers, common cloud storage, and synchronization systems, and frequently used software applications. Students will learn how to troubleshoot basic computer problems, work in the cloud, craft efficient online search queries, customize and manage their internet browsers and bookmarks, make use of hotkeys and other shortcuts, and utilize productivity-boosting apps and plugins. Students will also establish and practice strong problem-solving strategies that they can use to investigate and solve future technology questions.

Duration

60 hours/3 weeks

Prerequisites

None

BAT110: Cloud Computing and Marketing

Description

This course focuses on learning the strategies needed to create digital marketing campaigns and using cloud applications. Students will learn how to market using the key digital platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Topics will include current trends, future directions, as well as values and risks of online marketing. Students will explore cloud-based apps as alternatives to office applications, such as web content management, Office 365, Learning Management Systems, and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Duration

60 hours/3 weeks

Prerequisites

None

BAT120: Word Processing II

Description

This course is a continuation of Word Processing I. Students will acquire a core set of skills to create and edit professional-quality documents by using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, and Adobe InDesign. Using Microsoft Word, students will improve the appearance of a document, define formatting objects and settings, sort information, and publish their documents. Using Microsoft Publisher and Adobe InDesign, students will define the structure of a document, import content, work with text, images, and color, and prepare documents for print or export to pdf. By the end of the course, students will have experience to create attractive document layouts in both print and digital distributions.

Duration

40 hours/2 weeks

Prerequisites

OAC110 Word Processing I

BAT130: Event Planning

Description

This course teaches students the fundamentals of planning and hosting successful meetings, corporate events, fundraisers, and other special events. The course introduces students to the stages and strategies required to successfully plan an event. Students will learn how to apply their project management skills to the creation and development of an event–including budgeting, scheduling, site selection, permit acquisition, event security, catering, coordinating with third-party vendors, emergency plans, and more.

Duration

40 hours/2 weeks

Prerequisites

Some knowledge of basic computer skills, emails, MS Word, and Windows. Typing: 20WPM, Adequate English Skills

WMI100: Job Readiness

Description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the strategic job search process. Students will be able to clarify their career goals, write the resume and cover letter; develop interview skills, gain job search techniques, and show their strength and professionalism to the prospective employers by end of the course.

Duration

20 hours

Prerequisites

None

Admission Requirements

Education requirements:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Or mature student status

English Language proficiency requirements:

  • Domestic Students: Grade 10 English or pass college English admission test
  • International Students: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass college English admission test.

Employment Opportunities

Entry-level Jobs:
Office Assistant, Office Clerk, Junior Administrative Assistant, Data Entry Clerk, Receptionist

Mid/Senior-Level Jobs:
Executive Administrator, Office Administrator, Executive Assistant, Events Coordinator, Project Coordinator

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