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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.

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, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


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.


This course currently has no offerings.

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.

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: Introductory Financial Accounting 1, Accounting


45 hours/15 weeks Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201404-534April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Yorkton)
CRN: 201404-533April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Wynyard)
CRN: 201404-532April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Weyburn)
CRN: 201404-531April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Watrous)
CRN: 201404-530April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Warman)
CRN: 201404-529April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Tisdale)
CRN: 201404-528April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Swift Current)
CRN: 201404-519April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Southey)
CRN: 201404-535April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Out of Province)
CRN: 201404-514April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (North Battleford)
CRN: 201404-513April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Nipawin)
CRN: 201404-511April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Moosomin)
CRN: 201404-508April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Melville)
CRN: 201404-501April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Melfort)
CRN: 201404-495April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Meadow Lake)
CRN: 201404-494April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Maple Creek)
CRN: 201404-480April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Lloydminster)
CRN: 201404-493April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (La Ronge)
CRN: 201404-491April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Kindersley)
CRN: 201404-182April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Humboldt)
CRN: 201404-181April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Hudson Bay)
CRN: 201404-180April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Fort Qu'Appelle)
CRN: 201404-179April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Estevan)
CRN: 201404-139April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Esterhazy)
CRN: 201404-138April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Creighton)
CRN: 201404-136April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Canora)
CRN: 201404-137April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Biggar)
CRN: 201404-123April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Assiniboia)
CRN: 201404-509April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Moose Jaw)
CRN: 201404-515April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Prince Albert)
CRN: 201404-520April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Regina)
CRN: 201404-521April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Saskatoon)
CRN: 201404-1135April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Distance
CRN: 201404-1134April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Distance
CRN: 201404-1133April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Distance
CRN: 201404-1132April 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Distance
CRN: 201403-90April 28, 2015 - June 16, 2015
Tue, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Mid-Term Exam May 21
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$467.00Regina
CRN: 201503-383April 25, 2016 - June 15, 2016
Mon, Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 207.25
Registration Deadline: May 2, 2016
$485.00Regina
CRN: 201404-134May 5, 2015 - June 23, 2015
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 306B
Registration Deadline: May 5, 2015
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$467.00Saskatoon
CRN: 201504-14May 3, 2016 - June 21, 2016
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration Deadline: May 3, 2016
$485.00Saskatoon

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.


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.

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


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.

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


Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201404-517April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Yorkton)
CRN: 201404-516April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Wynyard)
CRN: 201404-512April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Weyburn)
CRN: 201404-510April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Watrous)
CRN: 201404-507April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Warman)
CRN: 201404-506April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Tisdale)
CRN: 201404-505April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Swift Current)
CRN: 201404-1130April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Rosetown)
CRN: 201404-1129April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Rabbit Lake)
CRN: 201404-497April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Preeceville)
CRN: 201404-518April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Out of Province)
CRN: 201404-496April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (North Battleford)
CRN: 201404-479April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Nipawin)
CRN: 201404-478April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Moosomin)
CRN: 201404-476April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Melville)
CRN: 201404-475April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Melfort)
CRN: 201404-474April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Meadow Lake)
CRN: 201404-473April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Maple Creek)
CRN: 201404-470April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Lloydminster)
CRN: 201404-472April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (La Ronge)
CRN: 201404-471April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Kindersley)
CRN: 201404-1128April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Ile a la Crosse)
CRN: 201404-469April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Humboldt)
CRN: 201404-468April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Hudson Bay)
CRN: 201404-467April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Fort Qu'Appelle)
CRN: 201404-466April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Estevan)
CRN: 201404-465April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Esterhazy)
CRN: 201404-464April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Creighton)
CRN: 201404-462April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Canora)
CRN: 201404-1127April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Buffalo Narrows)
CRN: 201404-463April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Biggar)
CRN: 201404-188April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Assiniboia)
CRN: 201404-477April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Moose Jaw)
CRN: 201404-499April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Prince Albert)
CRN: 201404-503April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Regina)
CRN: 201404-504April 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Saskatoon)

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


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. 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.

This course currently has no offerings.

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.


This course currently has no offerings.

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
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201404-597April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Yorkton)
CRN: 201404-596April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Wynyard)
CRN: 201404-595April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Weyburn)
CRN: 201404-594April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Watrous)
CRN: 201404-593April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Warman)
CRN: 201404-592April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Tisdale)
CRN: 201404-590April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Swift Current)
CRN: 201404-580April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Southey)
CRN: 201404-1126April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Rosetown)
CRN: 201404-1125April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Rabbit Lake)
CRN: 201404-598April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Out of Province)
CRN: 201404-576April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (North Battleford)
CRN: 201404-575April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Nipawin)
CRN: 201404-573April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Moosomin)
CRN: 201404-571April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Melville)
CRN: 201404-570April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Melfort)
CRN: 201404-568April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Meadow Lake)
CRN: 201404-567April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Maple Creek)
CRN: 201404-564April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Lloydminster)
CRN: 201404-566April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (La Ronge)
CRN: 201404-565April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Kindersley)
CRN: 201404-1124April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Ile a la Crosse)
CRN: 201404-563April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Humboldt)
CRN: 201404-562April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Hudson Bay)
CRN: 201404-561April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Fort Qu'Appelle)
CRN: 201404-560April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Estevan)
CRN: 201404-559April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Esterhazy)
CRN: 201404-538April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Creighton)
CRN: 201404-536April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Canora)
CRN: 201404-1123April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Buffalo Narrows)
CRN: 201404-537April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Biggar)
CRN: 201404-186April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Register Online
$467.00Televised (Assiniboia)
CRN: 201404-572April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Moose Jaw)
CRN: 201404-578April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Prince Albert)
CRN: 201404-581April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Regina)
CRN: 201404-583April 21, 2015 - June 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
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$467.00Televised (Saskatoon)

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.


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 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.


Prerequisites: Word Processing 1, Keyboarding 1


This course currently has no offerings.

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