The Office Management certificate is a part-time program that prepares you for employment as a supervisor, office manager, and administrative or executive assistant. You can complete one to three courses during the fall term (September) and one to three courses in the winter term (January), to take a minimum 30 weeks to complete.
Classes are team-oriented and highly interactive. You will participate in online discussion groups, projects and internet research. You are encouraged to draw on your own experiences to help relate theory to practical work situations.
During the program’s six courses, you will learn a range of invaluable skills. You will develop confidence in organizational management, leadership and supervision. You will practice written and oral business communication and learn how to prepare and deliver a variety of creative, powerful presentations. You will also learn how to effectively plan a business event.
You will be introduced to human resource management, covering topics such as human rights legislation, recruitment, training and performance appraisals. You will also learn interpersonal communication, negotiating skills and conflict resolution.
You will receive an introduction to office systems and essential computer skills, exploring topics such as designing office systems, social and ethical issues involving computers, privacy and security and maintaining effective records management.
Continue your studies. Upon successful completion of your Applied Business Technology - Office Management certificate, you will have completed forty per cent of NIC's Business Administration certificate which secures you advanced standing in the program.
As a graduate, you will qualify for positions as a supervisor, office manager, administrative or executive assistant in the following types of organizations: accounting, education, financial, insurance, government, logging and small, medium and large businesses.