Full-time BCIT/Industry Partnership Certificate 6989ipcert

Upgrade your office technology skills and follow through with your career goals

The Office Administrator with Technology is a hands-on program designed to provide you with the computer and business skills required by administrative positions today. It is ideal for individuals who do not have previous education or background in computing as well as those who need to retrain or upgrade their present computer skills.

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Use Microsoft Word to create professional documents
  • Create budgets and analyze data with Microsoft Excel
  • Design and deliver a presentation with Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Use Microsoft Outlook to manage schedules, contacts, and email
  • Design and develop a small database with Microsoft Access
  • Complete basic bookkeeping tasks with Simply Accounting
  • Prepare and understand financial reports
  • Use HTML, Wordpress and Adobe Dreamweaver to build and manage a website
  • Enhance photos and create graphics with Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Prepare marketing materials with Microsoft Publisher
  • Create diagrams and layouts with Microsoft Visio

In addition, you will challenge two Microsoft Office Specialist exams and earn two valued industry certifications:

  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Microsoft Excel 2013

The program consists of three months of classroom instruction, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 until 4:00, followed by a two-month full-time work term. It combines technical and professional courses with hands-on learning. Formal classroom instruction is complemented by realistic business projects.

There will be no extended breaks except for statutory holidays.

Classes are held at the BCIT Downtown Campus (555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC).

Office Administrator with Technology
BCIT Credential: Industry Partnership Certificate
Program Location: Downtown Vancouver
Program Length: 5 months, Full-time
Program Start / End: November 3, 2014 - April 17, 2015
Total Tuition/Cost: Learn about Tuition & Fees
Entry Requirements: View Requirements

Program Entry

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

*Meeting the program’s minimum entrance requirements does not ensure admission as seats are limited and therefore subject to availability.

Recommended for success

  • Aptitude for working with computers in a Windows environment
  • Familiarity with basic keyboarding skills

Apply to program

Application packages and information can be obtained from the High-Tech Professional Program office. Call 604-412-7788, email htp@bcit.ca or visit www.bcit.ca/cas/htp/apply.

Scheduled intakes

See bcit.ca/cas/htp/dates for upcoming scheduled intakes.

Costs & Supplies

Please see tuition fees for High Tech Professional Programs.

Books and supplies

Tuition fees include all textbooks, course/lab materials and all prepaid vendor exam vouchers.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Refund policy

  • If notice is submitted in writing and received by the Program Coordinator at least 12 working days prior to the first day of classes, all tuition fees paid (less the $1,500.00 deposit) will be refunded to the student.
  • If notice is submitted in writing and received by the Program Coordinator by 4:00 pm on the second day of class, all fees paid (less the $1,500.00 deposit and $1,500.00 penalty fee) will be refunded to the student.
  • There will be no refund of fees issued after the 2nd day of class.
  • Withdrawal for medical reasons: possible partial refund with doctor's medical note.

Cancellation Policy

This program is subject to limited and a minimum enrollment. Lack of sufficient enrollment will result in BCIT canceling specific intakes of the program and will then entitle all accepted students, of that specific intake, to a full refund of all fees paid.

Courses

Class hours

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  OATP 1000 Communication Skills 5.0
  OATP 1200 Business Development 6.0
  OATP 2000 Information Technology 24.0
  OATP 3000 Work Place Education 24.0
 
Total Credits: 59.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

For the most current information on the Office Administrator with Technology program, please contact:

Telephone: 604-412-7788
E-mail: htp@bcit.ca
Web site: http://www.bcit.ca/cas/htp/
Address: High-Tech Professional Programs
#350 - 555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC  V6B 3H6

Program length

3 months, full-time, followed by a 2 month work term.

Program location

BCIT Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The following link takes you to graduate outcome survey results containing mostly labour market results from the 2011-2013 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2010-2012 Graduates.
Note: The survey results will be displayed in a separate browser window. To view these results, you need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Apply for graduation

To be eligible for this credential, graduates of the OAT Program must successfully:

  • Attend and participate in all program activities
  • Write and pass all BCIT and vendor specific exams
  • Obtain the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in two applications
  • Complete and pass all projects
  • Complete a 2-month full-time work term

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Ron Terencio, Program Coordinator

Lorraine Fentie, Program Coordinator

Debra Williams, Program Head

Rhonda Ewashko, Program Assistant

Contact Us

Telephone: 604.412.7788
Fax: 604.408.0921
Email: info@htp.bcit.ca

HTP Programs
BCIT Downtown Campus
350 - 555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 3H6

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