Secretarial Studies

Secretarial-Studies

Program Objectives

  • Be efficient and effective in a workplace environment
  • Produce, update and proofread business texts
  • Use word processing, database and spreadsheet software
  • Use telecommunication tools
  • Know and understand labor laws
  • Bilingual text writing

General Information

  • Code: 5712
  • Diploma: Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)
  • Hours: 1,485

Targeted Trades

  • Administrative assistants (NOC 1241)
    The most important Essential Skills for this trade are:
    • Document Use
    • Oral Communication
  • General office support workers (NOC 1411)
    The most important Essential Skills for this trade are:
    • Oral Communication
    • Thinking
  • Records Management and Filing Clerks (NOC 1413)
    The most important Essential Skills for this trade are:
    • Reading Text
    • Oral Communication
    • Thinking
  • Receptionists and Switchboard Operators (NOC 1414)
    The most important Essential Skills for this trade are:
    • Oral Communication
    • Thinking
  • Data Entry Clerks (NOC 1422)
    The most important Essential Skills for this trade is:
    • Document Use

Admission Requirements

Applicant must meet the following criteria:

Category 1

Must hold a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent.
   Or
Must be at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the current school year and have earned secondary IV credits in the language of instruction, a second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
   Or
Must be at least 18 years of age and have the following functional prerequisites: Have successfully completed the general development test and the specific prerequisites listed in the table below for the desired program, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
   Or
Must have earned secondary III credits in the language of instruction, a second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, and must take the following general education courses concurrently with vocational training to obtain missing credits: secondary IV language of instruction, a second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.

Functional prerequisites
Language of instruction Mathematics
Adult Youth Adult Youth
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