Secretarial Studies

Secretarial Studies (DVS)

5712 Diploma of Vocational Studies

Secretarial Studies equips you with the professional skills needed to become an invaluable member of an organization.

You will learn how to keep an office running in an organized and efficient manner using the most current office technology. Also learn to assist with business correspondence and prepare documents, reports, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. 

You learn at YOUR rhythm (individualized learning) so you can get on the work force faster and/or if you need a little bit more time you can have it!!!

This program offers monthly start up dates when places are available!

Training includes:

  •  Organization and flexibility
  •  Bilingual communication
  •  Accounting software use
  •  Basic and advanced word processing

Employment opportunities:

  • Secretary
  • Administrative assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Office clerk

Administrative Assistant

Equivalencies can be granted between the Accounting and Secretarial Studies programs allowing you to complete two diplomas in less time.

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Admission Requirements 

To be eligible for admission to the Secretarial Studies program, you 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 30th 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 of 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, or recognition of equivalent learning.

OR

Persons having earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister and who will continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the credits they are missing among the following: Secondary IV language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.

Hours
Statement of the Competency
15
Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process
75
Apply a keyboarding technique
90
Proofread business texts
60
Manage administrative information
90
Use the basic functions of word processing software
90
Compose and format business correspondence
120
Carry out common accounting tasks
30
Use database software
15
Understand and identify with various management approaches to quality
60
Carry out periodic accounting tasks
30
Communicate in an office setting
30
Use telecommunication tools
75
Handle bilingual communications in an office setting
90
Produce and receive business correspondence
Hours
Statement of the Competency
60
Use the basic functions of spreadsheet software
30
Manage their time
90
Produce business correspondence in French
30
Handle requests regarding labour laws
60
Translate business correspondence into French
60
Use the advanced functions of word processing software
60
Design the visual format of a document
75
Produce documents
30
Prepare business meetings
15
Update files
30
Use job search techniques
3 weeks
Enter the work force

TOTAL : 15 months (1485 hours)