Office Administration

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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.

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 (ACCT 105 or ACCT 122) is required.

This course currently has no offerings.

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

This course currently has no offerings.

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

This course currently has no offerings.

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.

This course currently has no offerings.

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.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will learn about records management procedures and equipment and various types of filing systems including electronic filing.

This course currently has no offerings.

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.

This course currently has no offerings.

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.

This course currently has no offerings.