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Office Education

Office Education is a certificate program offered at three of our SIAST campuses - Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw, Wascana Campus in Regina, and Woodland Campus in Prince Albert. The complete course 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.


Business Communications (BCOM 100)

You will apply grammatical rules and principles to prepare routine business correspondence.


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Business Communications 2 (102) (BCOM 102)

You will continue to develop effective business writing skills. You will write routine business correspondence and apply proofreading and editing skills.

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Computer Suite Application (COAP 138)

In the course, you will learn to create documents that feature the integration of word processing, database and presentation software.

Fee: $467 Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: TBAApril 23, 2014 - June 25, 2014
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Distance

Interpersonal Communications (103) (BCOM 103)

The course will provide opportunities for you to develop important skills used to facilitate effective interpersonal communication in the workplace. Your studies will focus on the development of active listening skills, conflict resolution strategies, oral presentation skills and problem-solving strategies.

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Introduction to Simply Accounting (COAP 137)

You will learn how to use a computerized accounting software package. Your studies will focus on self-guided exercises using the general, payables, receivables and inventory ledgers.



Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 1, (taken concurrently or with program head permission)


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Introductory Financial Accounting 1 (ACCT 122)

Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting designed to provide you with accounting skills to handle business transactions. The course will include bookkeeping techniques, accounting for a merchandising concern and an introduction to accounting for current assets. ACCT 122 is a companion to ACCT 125 (Introductory Financial Accounting 2) which continues the study of basic financial accounting.

Fee: $467 45 hours/15 weeks and 8 weeks
Additional costs: Books and materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 04-93May 1, 2014 - June 23, 2014
M&Th, 7-10 pm
Room: 921
No class May 19; Midterm exam May 26 (Wascana)
Register online, by mail or in Regina
Regina
CRN: 04-86May 5, 2014 - June 26, 2014
M&Th, 7-10 pm
Room: 317
No class May 19 (Kelsey)
Register online, by mail or in Saskatoon
Saskatoon

Keyboarding 1 (CKEY 101)

You will develop ergonomic and keyboarding techniques to attain accuracy and a speed of 30 words per minute on two different three-minute timed writings with a maximum of three errors.

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Keyboarding 2 (CKEY 102)

You will develop ergonomic and keyboarding techniques to attain accuracy and a speed of 45 words per minute on two different five-minute timed writings with a maximum of four errors.

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Office Procedures (OPRO 100)

You will learn how to effectively perform office procedures relating to telephones, incoming and outgoing mail, preparing for and participating in meetings, planning events and maintaining office equipment. You will also learn the Internet, email and how to manage office supplies and forms.
To order textbooks and course materials call 1-866-569-8398.  

Register at any SIAST campus.

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Personal Management (EMPS 105)

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.  

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Records Management (OPRO 133)

You will learn about records management procedures and equipment as well as various types of filing systems including electronic filing.
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Spreadsheet Applications (COAP 117)

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.

Fee: $467 Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: TBAApril 23, 2014 - June 26, 2014
Distance refers to online, print, video and home study components
Distance

Word Processing 1 (COAP 115)

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.

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Word Processing 2 (COAP 116)

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.

Prerequisites: Word Processing 1, Keyboarding 1


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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.

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