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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.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-496
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-3079

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
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-265
April 25, 2017 - June 13, 2017
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 128
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-895
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-466
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-483
You will apply grammatical rules and principles in preparation for writing routine business correspondence.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
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$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.

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
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-498
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-504
In the course, you will learn to create documents that feature the integration of word processing, database, and presentation software.

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
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$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, verbal skills, and problem-solving strategies.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-3323
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.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
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$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.

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
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$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.

Additional costs: Books and materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
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$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.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-509
You will learn about records management procedures and equipment and various types of filing systems including electronic filing.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-511
You will learn how to design spreadsheets and apply numeracy skills to solve business problems. You will focus on formatting, applying formulas and functions, preparing charts, and utilizing data management techniques.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
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$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.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
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$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, create templates and forms, use desktop publishing features, and maintain a website.

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
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$550.00OnlineCRN: 201603-502
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
Register Online
$550.00OnlineCRN: 201603-505
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