Administrative Professional

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnSeptember 2020 Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2020 Domestic | International
Saint JohnJanuary 2021 Domestic | International
Fredericton September 2020 (Flexible Delivery - More Details) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Administrative professionals ensure that businesses run smoothly. They are organized individuals who use their enhanced communication skills to create a professional work environment. You'll learn word processing, data entry, spreadsheet, and accounting software applications. Our training and workplace experience will also provide you with expert problem solving, managerial, and interpersonal skills. Job opportunities exist in numerous settings as skilled administrative professionals are always needed to meet business goals and keep operations on track.


Duration

The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway College Entry High School Diploma

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


    Career Possibilities

    You will be well prepared for employment in computerized office environments where the knowledge of various office systems, and skills in a variety of software packages, is required. You will also have the necessary foundation required to expand your skills. Because graduates have been thoroughly trained in key administrative skills required in business today, they have great success finding employment related to their training.

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    Specific Considerations

    Credits from the Administrative Professional certificate program can be applied directly to other Administrative Professional program options. Some course credits can also be applied directly to the Business Administration diploma programs.

    The Administrative Professional program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).

    Please note that some textbook instruction for program courses is written for PC systems and students with MAC devices may not be able to follow this instruction step-by-step.


    Program Courses

    Courses are subject to change.

    In this course, students will be introduced to the basic formats and principles of business communications. It will examine audience, purpose and message and its impact on style and tone.

    This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skill to write clear, concise, and coherent sentences and paragraphs.

    This course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to manage meetings from an Administrative Professional perspective. Students learn the skills required to write efficient, effective, and professional meeting documentation. It focuses on the tools and techniques used to plan meetings as well as to write and distribute meeting agendas, minutes, and action items.

    Prerequisites:

    • COMM1251B
    • SAAL1215G

    This course presents a basic accounting framework, concepts, and principles by journalizing, posting and preparing financial statements. It provides a balance between theory and practical application and stresses the need for attention to detail, confidentiality and ethics

    Students who have successfully completed all three continuing education courses - GACG1000, GACG 1001 and GACG 1002 - may apply for equivalency for GACG 1047.

    Keyboarding is useful for those who regularly do text or data input and who wish to develop efficiency in use of the equipment. This skill is essential for those preparing for a career in which the use of software packages is a major component of their work.

    In this course students will learn to analyse a business situation and decide what tasks need to be done. They will determine how mathematics can help with these tasks, perform the particular computations necessary and communicate the results in an appropriate format. Emphasis is placed on estimating answers as a means of checking the accuracy and the reasonableness of the results.

    This course is designed to allow the student to complement academic studies with related work experience. It is a four to six week practicum (depending on the program option, delivering campus, and/or host availability).  Students are expected to follow the work schedule of the practicum host.

    This course is designed to provide students with the skills and abilities to effectively perform office operations and foster a culture of quality costumer service.

    Participants are challenged to apply human relations and interpersonal communications theory to workplace-based and real life situations. They use a problem solving perspective in suggesting and carrying out appropriate communication strategies and techniques.

    This course will introduce students to job search techniques.

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

    This course deals with procedures for the internal management of hard copy records as well as electronic information. The preparation of documents for distribution electronically and through the mail is covered.

    This course introduces students to a computerized accounting software program. It will provide students with experience in maintaining computerized accounting records using accounting software. Transactions using the general, payable, receivable and payroll modules will be covered.

    Prerequisites:

      This course is designed to teach students the fundamental features and functions of word processing software and document formatting to enable them to produce quality business documentation.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • KSSC1007E

      In this course advanced formats and word processing features will be used to enhance student-created documents. The students will continue to develop their keyboarding speed and accuracy.

      Prerequisites:

      • SAAL1215G

      Students taking this course learn basic database concepts including creation of tables, queries, forms, and reports.

      This course introduces students to spreadsheet software. They create spreadsheets and develop various formulas and functions to highlight the software’s forecasting abilities. Students learn to prepare charts and graphs.

      This course builds on the basic spreadsheet skills and examines more advanced software functionality. Among the areas covered are the creation and management of tables and charts, the manipulation of multiple worksheets and workbooks, and various advanced functions.

      Prerequisites:

        In this course, students apply operating system and application features/functions as well as file management practices to enhance proficiency in a computer-based environment.

        A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.


        NOC Codes

        1241 - Administrative assistants
        1411 - General office support workers
        1422 - Data entry clerks
        1432 - Payroll administrators


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