BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

APBT-149 - Office Administration Assistant Practicum - 3.00 Credits

APBT-149 - Office Administration Assistant Practicum - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This partnership with the business community will provide our students with an exciting opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills in a practical office environment. This practicum will allow students to explore areas in the field they have not previously been exposed to, gain an understanding of what is required of various jobs, the skills necessary to be successful, as well as engage directly with industry partners. This course consists of 70 unpaid hours of work in the company's day-to-day operations over a two-week period. the coordinator will establish appropriate placements and complete site visits.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Office Administration Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2018 (January - April)
  • Spring 2019 (January - April)
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 70
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • examine the roles and responsibilities involved in the daily routine of an office environment;
  • prioritize daily work load and gain experience with various pieces of office equipment;
  • identify and maintain the filing system;
  • comprehend and comply with established team management by taking initiative and using the employer and facility as a resource;
  • demonstrate professionalism in the receptionist work station;
  • recognize the importance of confidentiality and professional ethics when interacting with staff, visitors, clients in the office;
  • differentiate the uniqueness of each individual and be sensitive to culture and diversity;
  • apply professional oral and written communication skills;
  • identify and demonstrate ergonomic friendly work stations;
  • assess future career goals and objectives; and
  • demonstrate interpersonal, problem-solving, critical thinking and time management skills.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Kilgour, E., Kilgour, L., & Rutherford, M. Administrative Procedures for the Canadian Office Current Edition. New Market, ON. Pearson Education Canada.
  • Gaskin, S., Martin, C., Graviett, N., Marks, S. & Geoghan,D.Go Office 2013 V2 Current Edition. New Market, ON. Pearson Education Canada.
  • West, D.Record Management Current Edition. Toronto, ON. UTP Press (Paradigm Publishers).
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved June 25, 2014.
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    APBT-149-01     03 Apr 2018 - 15 May 1977
    DaysTimeDate
     
    APBT-149-01     18 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
    DaysTimeDate
    F1:30PM - 4:30PM2019-03-18
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2019-03-29