Office Administration - General

Ontario College Certificate (12 courses) Full-time Online
Program Code: 0210X09FWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

This program is available starting every month.

The fees for this program are based on a two-term year.

Other Delivery Options

Part-time On Campus
Part-time Online
Full-time On Campus

Our Program

This one-year Ontario College Certificate program prepares students for a career in office administration support. Students develop office skills, learn administrative procedures, and study computer applications using Microsoft Office and other software packages. The program emphasizes the development of strong technical, communications, and human relations skills and includes courses in document production. In addition, students gain practical experience through simulated office situations.

Graduates of the program have the opportunity to enter the second year of the two-year Office Administration Ontario College Diploma program (Health Services, Executive and/or Legal specialization). Only the Office Administration - General and Office Administration - Executive programs are offered online.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Enjoy working in an office environment.
  • Possess excellent communication skills (written, verbal, technological) and interpersonal skills.
  • Are detail-oriented, organized and committed to achieving excellence in their work.
  • Can be self-directed in a team environment.
  • Are able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

Your Career

Graduates are equipped with skills for a variety of entry-level support staff or administrative positions.

Fees & Expenses

Total Fees for the first year of the program:

  • Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $3,286.88.*
  • International tuition/ancillary Fees: $12,936.88.*

* Amounts include tuition fee, Technology fee and Mobile Learning Program (MLP) fee. Fees are subject to change. For detailed fees information please visit our website.

Note: For further information regarding your books, please visit our website.

Books and supplies cost approximately $1700 for the program duration and can be purchased from our College bookstore online.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility

* Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR

  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Program Eligibility
  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either:

  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR
  • TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading: 20; Listening: 20; Speaking: 20; Writing: 20.

NOTE: Applicants are encouraged to acquire basic computer skills such as keyboard proficiency prior to the start of the program.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
Program Eligibility
  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either:

  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band, OR
  • TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening: 20 Speaking: 20, Writing: 20

Applicants are encouraged to acquire basic computer skills such as keyboard proficiency prior to the start of the program.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.

Prior Learning and Recognition (PLAR) students who wish to apply for PLAR need to demonstrate competency at a post secondary level in all of the course learning requirements. Evidence of learning achievements for PLAR candidates may include a comprehensive challenge examination and/or completion of a portfolio.

Application Information

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION - GENERAL
Program Code 0210X09FWO

Applications to full-time programs must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements through:

ontariocolleges.ca
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5J3
1-888-892-2228

Students currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school should contact their Guidance Office to apply. For all other applicants, applications are available online at ontariocolleges.ca. A $95 application fee must accompany the application form.

Applications for Fall Term, Winter Term and Spring Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration. Applications received after February 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as places are available.

Note: International applicants applying from out-of-country may obtain an International Student Application Form and instructions by logging onto the site or by contacting the Registrar's Office.

For further information on the admissions process, please contact:

Registrar's Office
Algonquin College
Room C150
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V8
Phone: 613-727-0002 or 1-800-565-4723
Fax: 613-727-7632
Email: AskUs@algonquincollege.com

Notes

This program has flexible delivery options.

Courses appearing to be unavailable online (during the registration period) may have substitute courses which are taken instead. If you are a full-time student, you are automatically put into those courses; if you are part-time, please contact your program coordinator for the current substitutions and links to these courses.

Students starting in January will complete the second level during the summer term.

Prior Learning and Recognition (PLAR)

Students who wish to apply for PLAR need to demonstrate competency at a post-secondary level in all of the course learning requirements. Evidence of learning achievements for PLAR candidates may include a comprehensive challenge examination and/or completion of a portfolio.

Program Progression

As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements when students are admitted to a program, they are assigned to the Program of Study that aligns with their start date. If a student takes a break for two or more consecutive terms the Program of Study is reset to align with the current version (when studies are resumed). For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

2013/2014 Program Progression

If you started the Office Administration General Certificate program between September 2013 and before August 2014, to meet the Certificate requirements you must successfully complete: ENL1962, GEN1001M, OFF2275, OFF2373, OFF2377, QUA2227, ENL1813, OFF2276, OFF2300, and OFF2395 or equivalent courses:

  • and one general elective from the approved general elective list

2014/2015 Program Progression

If you started the Office Administration General Certificate program between August 2014 and before August 2015, to complete the Certificate you need to successfully complete: ENL1962, GED2013, OFF2275, OFF2373, OFF2377, QUA2227, ENL1813, OFF2276, OFF2300, and OFF2395 or equivalent courses:

  • and one general elective from the approved general elective list

2015/2016 Program Progression

If you started the Office Administration General Certificate program between August 2015 and before September 2016, to complete the Certificate you need to successfully complete: ENL1962, GEN1001M, OFF2275, OFF2373, OFF2377, QUA2227, ENL1813, OFF2276, OFF2300, OFF2378, and OFF2395 or equivalent core courses:

  • and one general elective from the approved general elective list

2016/2017 Program Progression

If you started the Office Administration General Certificate program after September 2016, to complete the Certificate you need to successfully complete: ENL1962, OFF2275, OFF2373, OFF2377, OFF2378, QUA2227, ENL1813, OFF2276, OFF2300, ACC2207, and OFF2395 or equivalent core courses:

  • and one general elective from the approved general elective list

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Sandy Miller at millers@algonquincollege.com or 613-727-4723 ext. 7349.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
Level: 01
ENL196245.0English Fundamentals

ENL1962 English Fundamentals

Students develop language skills necessary to promote success in program courses and, ultimately, business careers. Students achieve correctness and mastery in writing sentences appropriate to a business environment through the study of English language usage, mechanics and style. Skills acquired in these areas enable students to demonstrate competence in composing, editing and proofreading written messages.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning
OFF227575.0Document Production I

OFF2275 Document Production I

Canadian business documents reflect the image of an organization. Students format business correspondence, business memos, and letters, with an emphasis on following instructions, proofreading and the correct use of software functions. Students achieve a minimum keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute and a production rate of 15 words per minute with standard word processing software.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning
OFF237375.0Administrative Procedures

OFF2373 Administrative Procedures

Although tools and techniques may change, the role of the administrative assistant remains a valuable asset in all types of organizations. Students construct an introductory awareness of the roles and responsibilities of administrative assistants. They also develop the skills used in a business office environment including office organization and layout; ergonomics; time, work, and resource management; visual and electronic records management; as well as telecommunication techniques, services and equipment. Practical assignments and case studies examine both the organization and dissemination of oral and written communications.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning
OFF237760.0Computer Basics and Presentation Software Skills

OFF2377 Computer Basics and Presentation Software Skills

Efficient use of computers and office productivity tools is essential for the timely completion of assigned tasks in the workplace. Students develop their software skills through a series of activities and practical tests, and increase their abilities with presentation software, ensuring that they are following instructions, proofreading and using software functions correctly. Beginning with the operating system, students develop a range of valuable skills for computer operation, file management, email and electronic calendaring techniques.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning
OFF237845.0Interpersonal Relations

OFF2378 Interpersonal Relations

In the context of increased use of technology in today's workplace, the human touch remains a cornerstone of business interactions and the successful achievement of goals. Students analyze interpersonal relations and effective digital communication in the workplace. Discussions and projects investigate important contemporary topics including cultural diversity, teamwork and problem solving. Students are provided with an opportunity to develop productivity, stress management skills and other competencies for building relationships in the workplace.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning
QUA222745.0Business Math Foundations

QUA2227 Business Math Foundations

Students are provided with a review of the essential basics of business mathematics. Ratio, proportion and percent are covered. Students also study payroll-type applications and use bank reconciliations as a tool to manage an office.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning On Campus
Level: 02
ACC220745.0Bookkeeping

ACC2207 Bookkeeping

The ability to accurately record day-to-day transactions is an essential skill for bookkeepers and office administration staff. Students complete the full accounting cycle from identifying and recording business transactions through to the preparation of financial statements while following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Activities focus on the manual preparation of a complete set of accounting records.

Pre-requisites: QUA2227

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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ENL181345.0Communications I

ENL1813 Communications I

Effective communication is important for building relationships and successful functioning in every part of an organization. Through the different modes of reading, writing, speaking, listening, researching, analyzing, and representing information students develop the skills required for communicating effectively in personal and professional environments. Over the term, students will create a portfolio that includes communication tools and activities related to their chosen career path. An emphasis is placed on developing skills for communicating in digital environments.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
OFF227675.0Document Production II

OFF2276 Document Production II

Business documents represent proof of an organization's communications and transactions and, as such, must be produced in an efficient and consistent manner. Students work to ensure that their keyboarding speed is up to 40 words per minute and that their production rate is up to 20 words per minute. With an emphasis on following instructions, proofreading and the correct use of software functions, students format complex business correspondence, formal reports and tables.

Pre-requisites: OFF2275

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
OFF230060.0Advanced Word Processing

OFF2300 Advanced Word Processing

Efficient use of computers and office productivity tools is essential for the timely completion of assigned tasks in the workplace. Students continue to develop their skills with office productivity tools. Through a series of activities and practical tests, students enhance their abilities with advanced word processing functions, ensuring that they are following instructions, proofreading and using software functions correctly.

Pre-requisites: OFF2275

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
OFF239545.0Spreadsheet Applications (Oa)

OFF2395 Spreadsheet Applications (Oa)

Efficient use of computers and office productivity tools is essential for the timely completion of assigned tasks in the workplace. Students continue to develop their skills with office productivity tools. Through a series of activities and practical tests, students develop a range of valuable skills for computer operation and spreadsheets, ensuring that they are following instructions, proofreading and using software functions properly.

Pre-requisites: QUA2227

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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General Education Elective: choose 1
ART000848.0Art History and Theory

ART0008 Art History and Theory

This course is designed to familiarize students with early historical foundations to present day exemplars of art making. World art with an emphasis on Western art history (from renaissance to today) and minor focus on international art (Canadian, Contemporary, Asian, First Nations, Islamic, etc.) is covered. Students will be expected to complete required readings, write an essay and final examination.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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COR173745.0Abnormal Psychology

COR1737 Abnormal Psychology

Emphasis is on the study of signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Additionally, there are discussions about eating and sleeping disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
DAT011345.0Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada

DAT0113 Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada

Youth in Canada today are the first generation to grow up in a digital world and they are transforming our culture and institutions. This course looks at the Internet and its role in shaping recent history and society. It examines the impact of digital media that empowers our youth to communicate, learn, play, shop and work differently from previous generations. It also provides analytical tools to anticipate and act on what lies ahead in the future.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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ENL000942.0Introduction to Children's Literature

ENL0009 Introduction to Children's Literature

This subject will explore and evaluate the fiction, poetry and non-fiction genres of children's literature with their historical contexts as they apply.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENL001042.0Science Fiction

ENL0010 Science Fiction

Science Fiction shows you other worlds; it describes possible future societies and the problems lurking ahead. It also shows how human beings can and do create these future worlds - that our future is in our hands. Science fiction stands as a bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENV000245.0Environmental Citizenship

ENV0002 Environmental Citizenship

Based on the general principles of national citizenship, environmental citizenship goes beyond national borders to emphasize global environmental rights and responsibilities. Focus is on both conservation and planned sustainable use of our planet's resources, as well as on the recognition that environmental health is a prerequisite to human health. Being an environmentally-aware citizen involves personal commitment to learning more about the environment and to taking responsible environmental action. Students are encouraged to adopt attitudes and behaviours that foster global environmental responsibility.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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GEO000142.0Political GeographyPolitical Geography

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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GEO000245.0Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet Earth

GEO0002 Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet Earth

This introductory course examines the science known as geology, the study of the earth. The course begins with the formation of the universe, the solar system, earth and its moon and the planets. Subsequent topics include the history of the earth, describing how oceans and continents were formed, plate tectonics, the movements of the continents, rock types and their formation.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Blank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
GEO000345.0Geography and Tourism

GEO0003 Geography and Tourism

This course examines the world landscapes as well as associated cultural and historical phenomena. Contemporary theories in the earth sciences such as geological time, plate tectonics, processes of erosion, and factors affecting climate are explored. The course is intended for students who wish to know more about how the physical, cultural and historical elements of the world landscape combine to make each designated region interesting and unique.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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GEO500345.0Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)

GEO5003 Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)

This course is an introduction to the study of fossils - paleontology. It examines the evolution of life on earth, how fossils are preserved, the identification of fossils and the Geological Time Scale.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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MGT234645.0Introduction to E-Business

MGT2346 Introduction to E-Business

Students are provided with tools, skills, an understanding of technology, business concepts and issues that surround the emergence of electronic business. Emphasis is on that part of the Internet known as the World Wide Web (WWW), where such tools as browsers are used. In addition to acquiring basic skills for navigating the Internet, students develop an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution and electronic collaboration. Students also explore several of the problems surrounding electronic business and commerce, such as security, authentication, privacy, encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies and legal liabilities.

Pre-requisites: BUS2301

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSI000242.0Canadian Politics

PSI0002 Canadian Politics

This course will provide an overview of Canadian politics covering the structure of Canadian government, the practice of politics and a background of major political issues.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY000145.0Co-Dependency as an Addiction

PSY0001 Co-Dependency as an Addiction

This course provides an overview of how individuals can become addicted to others and relationships. It examines the personalities of abusers and those who are abused. How individuals with complimentary personality disorders unite and form bonds is examined. Object Relations Theory and how women and men are unconsciously drawn to abusive partners because of personality disorders caused by childhood abuse or neglect are the focal point of this course. Students learn how individuals with co-dependent personalities can become capable of breaking free from the cycle many get caught in.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY000245.0Domestic and Workplace Violence

PSY0002 Domestic and Workplace Violence

This course examines workplace, school yard and family violence. Strategies for dealing with this violence will be explored. Conflict resolution strategies will be developed which can be applied to the workplace, school or home environment. Issues such as how and why co-dependency exists as well as the battered wife syndrome and abusive males will be addressed. Students will also examine why confrontation can escalate into violence in the workplace and why bullying exists in schools.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY000745.0Cults and Terrorism

PSY0007 Cults and Terrorism

This course focuses on conformity issues surrounding religious fundamentalism, sects, cults, and terrorist groups. The reasons why people join and why they may have a difficult time leaving, are examined. Society's contributions to supporting cultic groups are explored. Strategies for protecting individuals and vulnerable populations from cultic and terrorist activity are developed.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY001045.0Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds

PSY0010 Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds

What makes a psychopath tick? Are they born that way, or are they products of society? Are serial killers really possessed with evil, or do they know exactly what they are doing? In this course, students study how and why some individuals become criminals and why some actually become killers. You study what is known about serial killers, stalkers, rapists and criminals. Also, the latest techniques used in criminal profiling and questioning are examined.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY001145.0Criminal Psychology II - Criminal Minds

PSY0011 Criminal Psychology II - Criminal Minds

This course further explores issues discussed in Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds, and compares and explains psychological models as they relate to criminology.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY001545.0Social Psychology

PSY0015 Social Psychology

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, interact, influence and relate to others. The course will emphasize understanding about how and why individuals behave, think and feel in social situations. Of particular importance will be the study of the individual, their thoughts and resultant behaviour in social situations.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY175442.0Psychology Introduction

PSY1754 Psychology Introduction

In order to understand ourselves and interact appropriately with others, we must first understand the basis for behaviour. The study of psychology provides students with an understanding of why people think and act as they do. It examines the scientific process of research, the human brain and nervous system, sensation and perception, learning, memory and personality.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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SSC004842.0Technology: Apocalypse Or Eden?Technology: Apocalypse Or Eden?

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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SSC501242.0Racism and Discrimination

SSC5012 Racism and Discrimination

This course targets racism and discrimination that are observed in the Canadian multiculturalism context. Students are able to identify types of discriminations and racisms based on our cultural values and find the connection between discrimination and the society. Students also analyze sociological factors, such as the media that could cause biases and prejudice. The objective of this course is to enhance the sensitivity and intolerance of mistreatment based on racial or ethnic background and to consider how to handle these issues as occupational professionals and individuals in this pluralistic society.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ENL1962 English Fundamentals

Students develop language skills necessary to promote success in program courses and, ultimately, business careers. Students achieve correctness and mastery in writing sentences appropriate to a business environment through the study of English language usage, mechanics and style. Skills acquired in these areas enable students to demonstrate competence in composing, editing and proofreading written messages.

OFF2275 Document Production I

Canadian business documents reflect the image of an organization. Students format business correspondence, business memos, and letters, with an emphasis on following instructions, proofreading and the correct use of software functions. Students achieve a minimum keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute and a production rate of 15 words per minute with standard word processing software.

OFF2373 Administrative Procedures

Although tools and techniques may change, the role of the administrative assistant remains a valuable asset in all types of organizations. Students construct an introductory awareness of the roles and responsibilities of administrative assistants. They also develop the skills used in a business office environment including office organization and layout; ergonomics; time, work, and resource management; visual and electronic records management; as well as telecommunication techniques, services and equipment. Practical assignments and case studies examine both the organization and dissemination of oral and written communications.

OFF2377 Computer Basics and Presentation Software Skills

Efficient use of computers and office productivity tools is essential for the timely completion of assigned tasks in the workplace. Students develop their software skills through a series of activities and practical tests, and increase their abilities with presentation software, ensuring that they are following instructions, proofreading and using software functions correctly. Beginning with the operating system, students develop a range of valuable skills for computer operation, file management, email and electronic calendaring techniques.

OFF2378 Interpersonal Relations

In the context of increased use of technology in today's workplace, the human touch remains a cornerstone of business interactions and the successful achievement of goals. Students analyze interpersonal relations and effective digital communication in the workplace. Discussions and projects investigate important contemporary topics including cultural diversity, teamwork and problem solving. Students are provided with an opportunity to develop productivity, stress management skills and other competencies for building relationships in the workplace.

QUA2227 Business Math Foundations

Students are provided with a review of the essential basics of business mathematics. Ratio, proportion and percent are covered. Students also study payroll-type applications and use bank reconciliations as a tool to manage an office.

ACC2207 Bookkeeping

The ability to accurately record day-to-day transactions is an essential skill for bookkeepers and office administration staff. Students complete the full accounting cycle from identifying and recording business transactions through to the preparation of financial statements while following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Activities focus on the manual preparation of a complete set of accounting records.

Pre-requisites: QUA2227

ENL1813 Communications I

Effective communication is important for building relationships and successful functioning in every part of an organization. Through the different modes of reading, writing, speaking, listening, researching, analyzing, and representing information students develop the skills required for communicating effectively in personal and professional environments. Over the term, students will create a portfolio that includes communication tools and activities related to their chosen career path. An emphasis is placed on developing skills for communicating in digital environments.

OFF2276 Document Production II

Business documents represent proof of an organization's communications and transactions and, as such, must be produced in an efficient and consistent manner. Students work to ensure that their keyboarding speed is up to 40 words per minute and that their production rate is up to 20 words per minute. With an emphasis on following instructions, proofreading and the correct use of software functions, students format complex business correspondence, formal reports and tables.

Pre-requisites: OFF2275

OFF2300 Advanced Word Processing

Efficient use of computers and office productivity tools is essential for the timely completion of assigned tasks in the workplace. Students continue to develop their skills with office productivity tools. Through a series of activities and practical tests, students enhance their abilities with advanced word processing functions, ensuring that they are following instructions, proofreading and using software functions correctly.

Pre-requisites: OFF2275

OFF2395 Spreadsheet Applications (Oa)

Efficient use of computers and office productivity tools is essential for the timely completion of assigned tasks in the workplace. Students continue to develop their skills with office productivity tools. Through a series of activities and practical tests, students develop a range of valuable skills for computer operation and spreadsheets, ensuring that they are following instructions, proofreading and using software functions properly.

Pre-requisites: QUA2227

ART0008 Art History and Theory

This course is designed to familiarize students with early historical foundations to present day exemplars of art making. World art with an emphasis on Western art history (from renaissance to today) and minor focus on international art (Canadian, Contemporary, Asian, First Nations, Islamic, etc.) is covered. Students will be expected to complete required readings, write an essay and final examination.

COR1737 Abnormal Psychology

Emphasis is on the study of signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Additionally, there are discussions about eating and sleeping disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.

DAT0113 Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada

Youth in Canada today are the first generation to grow up in a digital world and they are transforming our culture and institutions. This course looks at the Internet and its role in shaping recent history and society. It examines the impact of digital media that empowers our youth to communicate, learn, play, shop and work differently from previous generations. It also provides analytical tools to anticipate and act on what lies ahead in the future.

ENL0009 Introduction to Children's Literature

This subject will explore and evaluate the fiction, poetry and non-fiction genres of children's literature with their historical contexts as they apply.

ENL0010 Science Fiction

Science Fiction shows you other worlds; it describes possible future societies and the problems lurking ahead. It also shows how human beings can and do create these future worlds - that our future is in our hands. Science fiction stands as a bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity.

ENV0002 Environmental Citizenship

Based on the general principles of national citizenship, environmental citizenship goes beyond national borders to emphasize global environmental rights and responsibilities. Focus is on both conservation and planned sustainable use of our planet's resources, as well as on the recognition that environmental health is a prerequisite to human health. Being an environmentally-aware citizen involves personal commitment to learning more about the environment and to taking responsible environmental action. Students are encouraged to adopt attitudes and behaviours that foster global environmental responsibility.

GEO0002 Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet Earth

This introductory course examines the science known as geology, the study of the earth. The course begins with the formation of the universe, the solar system, earth and its moon and the planets. Subsequent topics include the history of the earth, describing how oceans and continents were formed, plate tectonics, the movements of the continents, rock types and their formation.

GEO0003 Geography and Tourism

This course examines the world landscapes as well as associated cultural and historical phenomena. Contemporary theories in the earth sciences such as geological time, plate tectonics, processes of erosion, and factors affecting climate are explored. The course is intended for students who wish to know more about how the physical, cultural and historical elements of the world landscape combine to make each designated region interesting and unique.

GEO5003 Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)

This course is an introduction to the study of fossils - paleontology. It examines the evolution of life on earth, how fossils are preserved, the identification of fossils and the Geological Time Scale.

MGT2346 Introduction to E-Business

Students are provided with tools, skills, an understanding of technology, business concepts and issues that surround the emergence of electronic business. Emphasis is on that part of the Internet known as the World Wide Web (WWW), where such tools as browsers are used. In addition to acquiring basic skills for navigating the Internet, students develop an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution and electronic collaboration. Students also explore several of the problems surrounding electronic business and commerce, such as security, authentication, privacy, encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies and legal liabilities.

Pre-requisites: BUS2301

PSI0002 Canadian Politics

This course will provide an overview of Canadian politics covering the structure of Canadian government, the practice of politics and a background of major political issues.

PSY0001 Co-Dependency as an Addiction

This course provides an overview of how individuals can become addicted to others and relationships. It examines the personalities of abusers and those who are abused. How individuals with complimentary personality disorders unite and form bonds is examined. Object Relations Theory and how women and men are unconsciously drawn to abusive partners because of personality disorders caused by childhood abuse or neglect are the focal point of this course. Students learn how individuals with co-dependent personalities can become capable of breaking free from the cycle many get caught in.

PSY0002 Domestic and Workplace Violence

This course examines workplace, school yard and family violence. Strategies for dealing with this violence will be explored. Conflict resolution strategies will be developed which can be applied to the workplace, school or home environment. Issues such as how and why co-dependency exists as well as the battered wife syndrome and abusive males will be addressed. Students will also examine why confrontation can escalate into violence in the workplace and why bullying exists in schools.

PSY0007 Cults and Terrorism

This course focuses on conformity issues surrounding religious fundamentalism, sects, cults, and terrorist groups. The reasons why people join and why they may have a difficult time leaving, are examined. Society's contributions to supporting cultic groups are explored. Strategies for protecting individuals and vulnerable populations from cultic and terrorist activity are developed.

PSY0010 Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds

What makes a psychopath tick? Are they born that way, or are they products of society? Are serial killers really possessed with evil, or do they know exactly what they are doing? In this course, students study how and why some individuals become criminals and why some actually become killers. You study what is known about serial killers, stalkers, rapists and criminals. Also, the latest techniques used in criminal profiling and questioning are examined.

PSY0011 Criminal Psychology II - Criminal Minds

This course further explores issues discussed in Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds, and compares and explains psychological models as they relate to criminology.

PSY0015 Social Psychology

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, interact, influence and relate to others. The course will emphasize understanding about how and why individuals behave, think and feel in social situations. Of particular importance will be the study of the individual, their thoughts and resultant behaviour in social situations.

PSY1754 Psychology Introduction

In order to understand ourselves and interact appropriately with others, we must first understand the basis for behaviour. The study of psychology provides students with an understanding of why people think and act as they do. It examines the scientific process of research, the human brain and nervous system, sensation and perception, learning, memory and personality.

SSC5012 Racism and Discrimination

This course targets racism and discrimination that are observed in the Canadian multiculturalism context. Students are able to identify types of discriminations and racisms based on our cultural values and find the connection between discrimination and the society. Students also analyze sociological factors, such as the media that could cause biases and prejudice. The objective of this course is to enhance the sensitivity and intolerance of mistreatment based on racial or ethnic background and to consider how to handle these issues as occupational professionals and individuals in this pluralistic society.