Secretarial Studies (Individualized Instruction)


1485 hours – 50 weeks

Program objectives

To develop in the students the competencies required to apply the following principles, rules and methods: integrate harmoniously into the school and work environments; to proofread business texts; to apply a keyboarding technique; to manage administrative information; to understand and identify various management approaches to quality; to manage their time; to design the visual format of a document; to write business correspondence; to use database software; to use the basic functions of word processing software; to use the basic functions of spreadsheet software; to use the advanced function of word processing software; to use telecommunication tools; to communicate in a business in an office setting; to handle bilingual communications in an office setting; to produce and receive business correspondence; to produce documents; to handle requests regarding labour laws; to update files; to prepare business meetings; to carry out common and periodic accounting tasks; to produce business correspondence in French; to translate business correspondence into French.

Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Program content

Statement of competency

  • Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process
  • Apply a keyboarding technique
  • Proofread business texts
  • Manage administrative information
  • Use the basic functions of word processing software
  • Compose and format business correspondence
  • Carry out common accounting tasks
  • Use database software
  • Understand and identify with various management approaches to quality
  • Carry out periodic accounting tasks
  • Communicate in anoffice setting
  • Use telecommunication tools
  • Handle bilingual communications in an office setting
  • Produce and receive business correspondence
  • Use the basic functions of spreadsheet software
  • Manage their time
  • Produce business correspondence in French
  • Handle requests regarding labour laws
  • Translate business correspondence into French
  • Use the advanced functions of word processing software
  • Design the visual format of a document
  • Produce documents
  • Prepare business meetings
  • Update files
  • Use job search techniques
  • Enter the work force
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