Professional training

Administrative Assistant – Secretarial Studies

Next sessions

August 30, 2021

November 1, 2021

Schedule

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Location

163 rue Cleghorn, Saint-Lambert, Qc, J4R 2J4

Duration

1485 hours / 99 credits

Why enroll in this program?

If you were to ask a high power Executive about their Administrative Assistant, they’d probably say they couldn’t live without them! Our Administrative Assistant program is offered online and individualized. With a new start date almost every month, you can choose when to begin and go at your own pace to earn your diploma.

Now is your time to acquire the skills, knowledge and certification needed to advance your career in administrative support. Our skilled teachers will help you learn the principles and methods used in the business world today. 

With 5 campuses located on the South Shore of Montreal, ACCESS has been a resource for the Riverside School Board community for over 40 years, empowering individuals who are 16 and older in their ongoing quest for academic and professional success.

  • The program is officially recognized by the Québec Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports.
  • The professional training you receive opens doors to many jobs in both the public and private sectors.
  • The technological skills acquired are essential for employment in an office environment.
  • The expertise obtained is in great demand.
  • Financial aid is available for eligible candidates at www.afe.gouv.qc.ca/en/

Program objectives

  • Provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to design document formats for business correspondence and to translate business correspondence.
  • Teach students the basic functions of spreadsheet software and advanced functions of word processing software.
  • Train students to carry out common accounting tasks manually and electronically; use database and presentation software.
  • Instruct students to manage administrative information and use telecommunications tools.
  • Teach students to understand and identify various approaches to quality time management.
  • Help students practice oral and written communication skills in both English and French.

Special features of the program

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 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 for 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 (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

For more information on Functional Prerequisites, please visit the InfoRouteFPT website.

Content of
program

Module title
Hours
Units
  • Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process
    15
    1
  • Proofread the spelling and grammar of English texts
    75
    5
  • Perform word processing tasks
    90
    6
  • Ensure the quality of written English
    60
    4
  • Provide customer service
    60
    4
  • Perform document management
    60
    4
  • Produce spreadsheets
    30
    2
  • Design presentations
    30
    2
  • Write business texts in English
    60
    4
  • Carry out accounting operations
    90
    6
  • Produce business correspondence
    75
    5
  • Create databases
    45
    2
  • Handle cash
    45
    3
  • Translate texts
    75
    5
  • Produce tables and charts
    60
    4
  • Prepare the visual design of documents
    90
    6
  • Write and format business texts in French
    90
    6
  • Update information published on digital media
    30
    2
  • Interact in French in a business setting
    45
    3
  • Follow up on business correspondence
    75
    5
  • Carry out activities related to the organization of meetings and events
    60
    4
  • Produce reports
    60
    4
  • Provide technical support
    30
    2
  • Coordinate multiple tasks
    45
    3
  • Enter the workforce
    90
    6