PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
2 or 3 terms
TUITION & FEES
- Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
- Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
- 50% in Mathematics 10C or Mathematics 20-3
You must complete 10 courses to graduate. The program is set up to be completed in nine months. To finish your program, you may have to take courses through a combination of daytime, evening and online options.
|Term 1 - 16 weeks|
|BUSN1163 (O)|| Keyboarding |
Develop your keyboarding technique and enhance your keyboarding skills while increasing your speed and accuracy.
|BUSN1166 (O)|| MS Word and Presentations |
Create a variety of professional business documents. Increase your proficiency and competency by using Word features such as character and paragraph formatting, columns, editing, tables, styles, and mail merge. Learn to use MS PowerPoint, and create professional business presentations using the advanced features such as transitions, animations, and master slides.
|BUSN1168 (O)|| MS Excel |
Learn to work with spreadsheets using MS Excel software and acquire skills in organizing, designing, and editing worksheets. Create formulas and functions (statistical, financial, database, and logical) for a variety of business applications and use footers, headers, formatting, and charts. You will progress through this course to the advanced features of Excel, including and will learn to use features such as Macros, Scenarios, PivotTables, and Solver to automate tasks, improve efficiency, and collect and analyze data.
|BUSN1173 (O)|| Business Communications I |
Develop the written and verbal communication skills required of a business professional. In this course, you will examine business writing and develop various letters and memos in a business context. Using critical thinking, you will further practise and perfect your communication skills through critical analysis, persuasive writing, summaries, and oral presentations. APA format is taught and practised throughout the course.
|Term 2 - 16 weeks|
|BUSN1178 (O)|| Databases |
Learn to use the various functions of MS Access. Create queries, tables, forms, reports, and pivot tables. Continue to improve keyboarding speed and accuracy throughout the course.
|BUSN1179 (O)|| Professional Relations |
Develop your employability skills in this course. Learn to prepare a professional resume and handle an interview situation. Develop work-related skills in team work, conflict management, problem solving and business ethics.
|BUSN1186|| Accounting Basics |
Review and apply math concepts to solve business problems, and learn the basic skills required for financial applications, bookkeeping concepts, and procedures. Learn the basics of how financial transactions are recorded using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems.
|BUSN1187 (O)|| Business Office Procedures |
Develop skills in office procedures and organization. Study office ergonomics and customer service, learn how to process mail, carry out file-management procedures, learn to build travel itineraries, and develop skills for arranging and documenting meetings. Learn how to plan, design, implement, and minimize the risks for successful business events. Gain hands-on experience in designing and implementing an actual event.
|BUSN1193 (O)|| Business Communications II |
Build on the skills you learned in Business Communications I. Study specific forms of business and employment communications. Learn to do business research and to document your sources using APA citation style. Learn basic graphic design principles for business communications.
|ELECTIVES - 4 weeks|
|BUSD1009 (O)|| Human Resource Management I |
This course provides a high-level overview of the functions and responsibilities performed by human resource professionals in contemporary businesses. Topics include job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, legal aspects of HR, training and development, HR planning, performance appraisals, compensation and benefits, occupational health and safety and employee relations. A brief introduction to the Alberta Employment Standards Code is also included.
|BUSD1380 (O)|| Organizational Behaviour |
The organization of human productive energy is the central focus of this introductory course. Themes include balancing tasks, relationship requirements, and the needs of the organization with those of the individual. Specific topics include perception, personality, values, attitudes, motivation, group behaviour, and teamwork.
|BUSN1184|| Field Experience for Administrative Professionals |
Practise your technical and employability skills in a real workplace setting. Contact WILCEC@norquest.ca for permission to enroll.
|CBLE1000|| Community Based Learning Experience |
This course will explore the concepts of community and engagement, as well as the role that experiential education has in engaging with a community. Learners will explore concepts, questions, and ideas of community, community involvement, citizenship, social responsibility, sustainable development goals, and power and privilege through theoretical and experiential approaches in the classroom and the community. As part of this course, learners will take part in community service-learning (CSL), which integrates community-based activities with classroom learning. For 20 hours over the semester, students will volunteer with a local non-profit community organization.
Courses marked with (O) are available through Open Studies.
Credits required for full-time status: 9 credits per term