Do you want to return to work?
Have you been home or out of the workplace and need to sharpen your skills with some current office experience?
The Office Administration Co-op Program will provide you the opportunity to:
Develop job search skills, write a resume, practice interviewing skills and the ability to research a variety of companies for a planned learning experiential (co-op placement).
Acquire the essential skills required for success in all types of businesses and industries. Focus on decision making, self-management and teamwork, conflict and negotiation, legislation governing workplace issues, organizational culture and diversity
Learn effective business communication skills, social ethics and responsibility practiced in Canada
Obtain valuable job training and experiences at an entry level unpaid co-op placement
Develop skills necessary to network effectively and gain potential professional Canadian references.
Earn four optional Ontario Secondary School Credits
Classroom Learning (7 weeks) - During classroom learning, learners will earn two credits simultaneously: GWL3O – Designing Your Future and Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment (BTX4E1)
Designing Your Future (GWL3O) covers job search related topics such as employability skills, labour market information, resume writing, networking, cover letters, references, occupational and company research, information interviews, portfolios, job interviews, work ethics, communication and assertiveness in the workplace, and Canadian culture as it relates to the work environment.
Advanced Computers for the Workplace
Information and Communication Technology (BTX4E) in the Workplace, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop essential workplace skills in information and communication technology while working in a team environment. Using a project-based approach, students will focus on integrating software applications and applying multimedia software features. Students will expand their understanding of electronic business and e-commerce environments and workplace ethics. This course will prepare students for a successful transition from secondary school to the workplace. Prerequisite: Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment. Successful completion of BTA3O - Information and Communication Technology in Business: The Digital Environment is a requirement to register for this program. For students with very limited computer skills and knowledge, it is strongly recommended to take the introductory course first which is BTT2O – Information and Communication Technology in Business.
Classes start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday and students must be able to commit to these hours for the duration, with no exceptions. To ensure success in the program, learners need to be committed to their goals.
Co-operative Education Placement (7 weeks, unpaid)
The adult learners who have successfully completed the in-class portion of the program (i.e. obtain a passing mark in both the courses) will be eligible for a planned learning experience (co-op placement) related to their chosen profession.
The co-operative education program includes: the classroom component and community component.
The classroom component ensures that students are:
- Prepared for their community experience, demonstrating the skills and knowledge required before the start of their community component;
- Focused on integrating their learning throughout the course.
The community component ensures that students are:
- Place in a planned learning experience within the community to inquire and reflect on their experiences to order to gain a greater knowledge of themselves and their opportunities
- Able to develop, practice and refine the skills, knowledge and expectations that reflect current workplace practices and standards.
The co-op community component (placement) is not paid. The adult learner will research co-op placements in partnership with teachers. To secure a placement the adult learner must be interviewed.
Courses are offered at the following two adult learning centres:
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Learning Centre
3566 South Common Ct., Mississauga
St. Gabriel Adult Learning Centre
3750 Brandon Gate Drive, Mississauga
Map of Locations
Note: All Adult and Continuing Education Offices are open for phone consultations only. Please contact the Brian J. Fleming Adult Learning Centre at 905-891-3034 or the St. Gabriel Adult Learning Centre at 905-362-0701 for registration information. You can also contact us by email at AdultandContEdInfo@dpcdsb.org