Humber College

Business Office Technology Certificate Program

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At New Beginnings Support Program, we understand the barriers facing marginalized and underserved communities entering traditional higher education and employment.

New Beginnings has partnered with Humber College through their professional and continuing education department. Collectively, we have developed a customized program to give women the essential skills they need to meet the demand of the growing digital business technology industry and build sustainable careers.

The Business Office Technology Certificate program presents a viable route to build on the holistic life-skills and career path development to move women to self-sufficiency. They develop the ability to resolve conflict in their lives, and within the workplace environment, increasing their chances for long-term success.

This customized program will help participants navigate the educational system, get essential skills training, and receive a certificate upon completion. The capstone to the program is a paid work placement to give participants essential on-the-job experience, grow their networks, and transition permanently out of poverty.

Program Details

Completing Business Office Technology Certificate will help you with:

Time management

The ability to assess and prioritize home life, work-life, and education schedules, which is the key to success. Building good study habits, becoming and staying organized, and preparing for the utilization of time management skills in the workforce.

Digital Communication

The ability to communicate professionally via email and/or video calls. Good communication skills are essential in the workplace and in social settings. Build confidence and help integration into group environments, working with peers, troubleshooting issues, and completing assignments and projects.

Basic Computer & Web Skills

The ability to navigate through a computer’s operating system – folders, files, email, setting up printers, internet searches. How to troubleshoot technical issues from home, using resources available. The importance of online security and protection.

Digital Distractions

The ability to stay motivated, set goals, and take initiative despite the distractions and obstacles found through digital forums.

Voices of Impact

Course Descriptions

Semester 1

Student Contact Hours: 2 hrs. & 40 mins. per week x 14 weeks

This course is a building block to understanding how businesses go to market. It delves into how businesses use consumer insights, analyze the market and strengthen their offerings by crafting competitive marketing programs that drive business success.

Student Contact Hours: 2 hrs. & 40 mins. per week x 14 weeks

This course is designed to significantly improve the business writing skills of individuals entering or currently in the workforce. Students learn how to select and organize their ideas clearly, precisely, and effectively in various written formats.

Student Contact Hours: 2 hrs. & 40 mins. per week x 14 weeks

This course will enable students to apply Microsoft Office software skills in order to create everyday business and academic documents, by following a detailed critical path with set deadlines and project planning of effort needed to address this.

Semester 2

Student Contact Hours: 2 hrs. & 40 mins. per week x 14 weeks

Introduction to Business offers a foundational level of many learning outcomes that will lead to proficiency in senior courses as the student progresses throughout their program. In addition, students will develop important study and self-management skills that will be beneficial as they advance through senior level courses and into future employment opportunities.

Student Contact Hours: 2 hrs. & 40 mins. per week x 14 weeks

Microsoft Excel is probably the most powerful application in the business world and gaining advance knowledge of it, is imperative to student’s success completing a diploma in business studies. This course will help student learn to organize, calculate and evaluate quantitative data and perform the most advanced calculations and data analysis using real life scenarios.

Student Contact Hours: 2 hrs. & 40 mins. per week x 14 weeks

Social media algorithms make it difficult for advertisers to get their message seen without using paid ads. Learn social media advertising fundamentals to meet your business goals by building measurable social campaigns with the most popular platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn. In this hands-on, interactive course, you will learn how to create and optimize successful campaigns that will resonate with your audience..

Semester 3

Paid Internship – Wage to be discussed

Here you will gain invaluable experience in the business world preparing you for full-time employment.

* courses may be subject to change depending on availability.

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