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Office Administration

Office Administration (formerly Office Education) is a certificate program offered at three of our Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses - in Moose Jaw, in Regina and in Prince Albert. The complete program can be taken through continuing education (blended learning).

This program provides knowledge and skill development related to the business office environment, with an emphasis on computer applications. Instruction is augmented by projects that will give you a hands-on understanding of the demands and rewards of work in an office setting.

You will receive practical training in:

  • word processing
  • spreadsheets
  • databases
  • calendars and schedules
  • presentations
  • publishing and web page maintenance
  • keyboarding
  • manual and automated accounting
  • office procedures, including records management
  • interpersonal and written communication skills
  • employability skills and job search techniques'

For complete program information visit the program webpage.

Current course offerings listed below.

You will journalize and post transactions, prepare adjusting and closing entries, prepare unaudited financial statements, perform banking and petty cash functions, and prepare employee and employer payroll records.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.


Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 6, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201602-450
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-496

Using an automated accounting software package, you will learn how to enter transactions into journals (general, purchase, payments, sales, cash receipts and payroll) and ledgers (general, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll), learn to account for inventory, and learn to prepare banking records. You will also prepare the initial automated accounting setup for use by a company.

Only one of the prerequisites are required.

Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 1 (ACCT 122), Accounting (ACCT 105)


Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 26, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 116.2
Registration deadline: April 26, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-265
April 25, 2017 - June 13, 2017
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 128
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-895
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-466
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-483

You will apply grammatical rules and principles to prepare routine business correspondence.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.


Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 6, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201602-451
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-497

You will continue to develop effective business writing skills. You will write routine business correspondence and apply proofreading and editing skills.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.


Prerequisites: Business Communications (BCOM 100)


Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-498
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-504

In the course, you will learn to create documents that feature the integration of word processing, database and presentation software.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.


Prerequisites: Word Processing 1 (COAP 115)


Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-507

The course will provide opportunities for you to develop important skills used to facilitate effective interpersonal communication in the workplace.

Your studies will focus on the development of active listening skills, conflict resolution strategies, oral presentation skills and problem-solving strategies.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.


Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 6, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201602-452

You will develop ergonomic and keyboarding techniques to attain accuracy and a speed of 30 words per minute on two different three-minute timed writings with a maximum of three errors.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.


Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 6, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$475.00OnlineCRN: 201602-453
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$475.00OnlineCRN: 201603-499

You will develop ergonomic and keyboarding techniques to attain a speed of 45 words per minute with 98% accuracy on two separate five-minute timed writings.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.


Prerequisites: Keyboarding 1 (CKEY 101)


Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$475.00OnlineCRN: 201603-500
You will learn time management, customer service and reception skills. You will also learn how to effectively perform office procedures skills related to telephones, incoming and outgoing mail, and business meetings. As well, you will learn internet applications, e-mail, electronic calendaring and scheduling and how to manage office supplies and business forms.

Register at any Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus.

Additional costs: Books and materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 6, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$550.00OnlineCRN: 201602-455
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$550.00OnlineCRN: 201603-510

You will focus on your role in the office including professionalism, your rights and responsibilities, customer relations and time management. You will also prepare for the job search process. To order textbooks and course materials call 1-866-569-8398.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.


Register at any Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-509

You will learn about records management procedures and equipment as well as various types of filing systems including electronic filing. To order textbooks and course materials call 1-866-569-8398.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.


Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 6, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201602-456
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-511

You will learn how to design spreadsheets and apply numeracy skills. You will focus on formatting, applying formulas and functions, preparing charts, and analyzing and organizing spreadsheet data.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.


Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-506

This course introduces fundamental file management and word processing concepts. Using a variety of word processing features, you will learn to format business correspondence, create, format, and edit tables and enhance documents with the addition of graphics.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.


Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 6, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$550.00OnlineCRN: 201602-454
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$550.00OnlineCRN: 201603-501

You will learn to enhance business documents with the addition of styles and the use of columns. You will use advanced features to enhance business documents and tables. You will also merge documents and create templates and forms.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.
Both prerequisites are required.

Prerequisites: Keyboarding 1 (CKEY 101), Word Processing 1 (COAP 115)


Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$550.00OnlineCRN: 201603-502
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$550.00OnlineCRN: 201603-505
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