Atlantic Business College

Office Assistant Program

Office Assistant Program

The Office Assistant Program is a retraining program designed for students looking to re-enter the workforce or gain the skills they need to change occupations. The program updates office skills and introduces new technology used in business today.

INFORMATION:

Fredericton, NB, Canada.

Full Time

Office Assistant workers prepare correspondence, reports, statements, and other material, operate office equipment, answer telephones, verify, record and process forms and documents such as contracts and requisitions and perform general clerical duties according to established procedures. They are employed in offices throughout the public and private sectors (NOC 1411).

1 year (2 Semesters)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Students must meet one (1) of the following admission requirements:

  • High school graduation or
  • GED or equivalent or
  • Mature student – Detailed resume outlining experience and qualifications must be submitted.
  • Keyboarding/Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Advanced Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Professional Office Procedures
  • Work Placement

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Retraining/Upgrading

TUITION & FEES:

Tuition: $9695.00
Textbooks: $1750.00 plus 5% tax

Provincial and Federal student loans are available to qualifying students.  For more information on applying for a student loan, New Brunswick residents should contact New Brunswick Student Financial Services at www.studentaid.gnb.ca. If you have not lived in New Brunswick for the past 12 months, or if you are currently living in another province, please contact your provincial Student Financial Aid office.

$24,336 – $56,160

$96.95 (1% of tuition)

Office Assistant Course Details

Keyboarding/Outlook
This course provides students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to utilize Microsoft Outlook. Students will learn to navigate the Outlook window, compose, reply and forward e-mail messages, add and delete attachments, flag messages, modify delivery options, create signatures, message settings and delivery options, organize, delete and print messages and contacts, create contact and distribution lists, create tasks and to-do lists and schedule appointments, meetings and events.

Microsoft Word
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to utilize Microsoft Word. Students will learn to edit text, check spelling and grammar, print documents, work with document views, manage styles and utilize document themes, merge documents and data sources, insert quick parts in documents, utilize newsletter-style columns, work with comments and revisions, insert drawing objects and graphics, utilize smart art and insert headers and footers.

Advanced Microsoft Word
Students will acquire the skills and knowledge to utilize Advanced Microsoft Office Word’s interface including creating and editing text and revising documents. Students will have the ability to create and manage professional documents using mail merge, macros, graphics, advanced tables, formulas, breaks, tabs, forms and subdocuments.

Microsoft Excel
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to utilize Microsoft Excel. Students will learn to create a simple worksheet by entering labels and values, build a worksheet using copy and paste, fill and autofill, find/replace, column width and row height, hide columns and rows and copy cell formatting, insert and delete columns and rows, create formulas and use functions such as Average, Max, Sum, NOW, IF, Vlookup and Dfunction, filter databases using Auto Filter, Criteria and Extract, work with cell references including relative, absolute and mixed, format cells using number formats and changing alignment, use chart wizard to format, size, move, edit, save and print a chart, protect, save and print worksheets, charts and formulas.

Manual Accounting
Students will be given a strong foundation in accounting fundamentals and a clear understanding of accounting terminology. Students will be prepared to enter the job market in an entry-level accounting position; will be able to understand the usefulness and importance of accounting procedures as business owners, managers and office workers.

Computerized Accounting
This course is designed to give students an understanding of how an electronic accounting package can make office accounting faster and more efficient. Emphasis is placed on working with an existing company by continuing the journal entries and adding new accounts, settings, and information as necessary.

Professional Office Procedures
Course will provide you with the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively work as an office assistant in a variety of fields. You will understand confidentiality in an office setting, format various correspondence, maintain financial records, manage office supplies, scan and forward documents and telephone etiquette.

Program Fees

This fee is for: Administration, Management, and Social Service Programs.

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