Office Administration (AEC – LCE.53)

Start date: March 19, 2018*
End date: TBD
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (25 hours per week)

This training program is open to all candidates who meet the admission requirements below.

Next info session

February 28, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

Program Objective

The goal of this career-preparation program is to provide individuals with the skills needed to work in a computerized office environment subject to frequent change. Designed for adults who do not have prior academic training in the area of office management, the intention of this program is to enable graduates to successfully pursue a career in administrative support and provide them with a solid foundation in this work sector.

Students will develop the capacity to adapt easily to new software which will help them integrate successfully into a computerized environment. In addition, this program aims to prepare graduates to hone their organizational skills and work autonomously, in order to be able to:

  • Produce administrative documents in French and in English
  • Format MS Word documents, create Excel worksheets
  • Develop databases
  • Produce basic financial operations using specialized software
  • Manage finances in an office unit;
  • Plan and organize professional events;
  • Plan and organize work in an office department/unit;
  • Function in a bilingual office environment


Career Outlook

Graduates of this program will be able to find employment in any type of business/organization in a range of economic sectors. The level of responsibility will vary depending on the size and the organization of the business concerned. The job title will vary according to the industry but the basic job description remains the same. The following are some examples of possible job titles:

Administrative Secretary Administrative Assistant/Clerk
Office Support Agent Office Administrative Assistant

According to Emploi-Quebec, the Administrative Assistant profession is currently among the occupations in highest demand throughout Quebec. Over 96,000 news jobs were created in 2014. The average salary in 2010 for a full-time administrative assistant in Quebec was $37,000.

Targeted Clientele

The Office Management AEC program is aimed primarily at individuals who are not currently working and are looking to enter the workforce in the administrative field, or those who are re-entering the workforce, or are changing career paths. Successful candidates will possess good communication and interpersonal skills.

Program Content

The Office Management AEC program consists of eighteen (18) credit courses, for a total of 1140 hours.

  • 412-105-LA – Word Processing Applications I – 75 hours
  • 412-237-LA – Spreadsheets – 60 hours
  • 412-238-LA – Advanced Excel – 60 hours
  • 412-239-LA – Databases – 75 hours
  • 412-106-LA – Office Tools – 45 hours
  • 412-236-LA – Written Communication in English – 75 hours
  • 412-133-LA – English Oral Communication Skills – 45 hours
  • 410-105-LA – Introduction to Accounting – 60 hours
  • 410-213-LA – Applied Accounting – 60 hours
  • 412-335-LA – Business Correspondence – 60 hours
  • 412-435-LA – Administrative Document Production – 60 hours
  • 412-436-LA – Records Management – 60 hours
  • 412-647-LA – Event Planning – 60 hours
  • 350-432-LA – Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace – 45 hours
  • 412-437-LA – Written Correspondence in French – 60 hours
  • 412-225-LA – French Business Communication – 60 hours
  • 412-336-LA – French Oral Communication Skills – 45 hours
  • 412-407-LA – Internship – 135 hours

Targeted Competencies

  • To perform word processing operations
  • To process and present data
  • To communicate using spoken English
  • To produce English texts and perform English linguistic revision
  • To produce French texts and perform French linguistic revision
  • To communicate using spoken French
  • To use tools and services relating to office work
  • To interact in various work situations.
  • To ensure the process of financial information and the management of the office unit budget
  • To create and operate a database
  • To produce documents
  • To design and adapt a records management system.
  • To organize professional activities.
  • To apply acquired knowledge in a professional environment

Admission Requirements

Candidates must have a Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies or a High School Leaving Certificate or have received instruction deemed sufficient by the College. Prospective candidates will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) and may be interviewed prior to admission to the Program to verify their qualifications.  Potential candidates may be required to take an appropriate remedial course(s).

Please see admission criteria concerning programs.

Candidates must also possess a good working knowledge of English and French in order to find employment in this field. Prospective candidates will need to pass a proficiency test in French and English to be admitted to the program.

Program Cost (subject to change)

  • $30.00 Application fee (non-refundable)
  • $145.00 for registration fees (per semester, with 4 semesters total)
  • $1,000.00 for books (approximately)
  • $100.00 – $200.00 for parking (if required)

Subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.