Secretarial studies

Short course introduction

  • Students develop 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.

Possible fields of work

  • Administrative assistants
  • Administrative officers
  • Data entry clerks
  • Executive assistants
  • General office support workers
  • Personnel clerks
  • Receptionists

Course Content with Hours and Credit Breakdown

Statement of Competency Hours Credits
Determine their sustainability for the occupation and the training process 15 1
Apply a keyboarding technique 75 5
Proofread business texts 90 6
Manage administrative information 60 4
Use the basic functions of word processing software 90 6
Compose and format business correspondence 90 6
Carry out common accounting tasks 120 8
Use database software 30 2
Understand and identify with various management approaches to quality 15 1
Carry out periodic accounting tasks 60 4
Communicate in an office setting 30 2
Use telecommunication tools 30 2
Handle bilingual communications in an office setting 75 5
Produce and receive business correspondence 90 6
Use the basic functions of spreadsheet software 60 4
Manage their time 30 2
Produce business correspondence in French 90 6
Handle requests regarding labour laws 30 2
Translate business correspondence into French 60 4
Use the advanced functions of word processing software 60 4
Design the visual format of a document 60 4
Produce documents 75 5
Prepare business meetings 30 2
Update files 15 1
Use job search techniques 30 2
Enter the work force 75 5
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