Office Administration: Bilingual

CampusStart Date
Fredericton September 2017

Program Overview

Office Administrators ensure that businesses run smoothly. They are organized individuals who facilitate a professional working environment. You’ll learn skills for communicating effectively in both official languages, word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, and accounting software applications. Our French language training and francophone workplace experience will also provide you with expert problem solving, managerial, and interpersonal skills. Talented Office Administrators are always needed to meet business goals and keep operations on track.


Duration

The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two years of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

    Profile A

  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


    Career Possibilities

    The demand for qualified bilingual office personnel continues to grow in New Brunswick. Graduates of this program may be employed in office environments where knowledge of office systems and procedures, combined with skills in a variety of software packages, is required. Students are well-prepared for positions in a computerized office environment, and are able to continue expanding their skills as new software and technologies evolve.


    NOC Codes

    1241 - Administrative assistants
    1411 - General office support workers
    1422 - Data entry clerks
    1432 - Payroll clerks


    What you will learn

    • French language – oral and written
    • Business Writing
    • Business Mathematics
    • Accounting – manual and computerized
    • Word Processing and document formatting
    • Spreadsheets
    • Databases
    • Records Management
    • Keyboarding
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Customer Service


    Specific Considerations

    The Office Administration program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).

    Please note that some textbook instruction for program courses is written for PC systems and students with MAC devices may not be able to follow this instruction step-by-step.

    You will receive assessment results based on language proficiency testing. After the completion of first year, you may qualify for Summer Language Bursary programs.


    External Certifications

    Office Administration: Bilingual graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

    Institution: Department of Post-Secondary Education and Training
    External Certification: Linguistic Services
    Information: An Oral Proficiency Evaluation will be administered by Linguistic Services at the end of the second year of the program.


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