Office Management

 Students enrolled in this one-year program earn a Certificate in Office Management. The program is designed for students who wish to acquire what are considered to be the most important skills necessary for today’s demanding secretarial positions. The certificate is designed to produce trained Office Assistants, Junior Secretaries and Receptionists of great value to busy Executives and Businesses.  Knowledgeable, efficient office assistants and private secretaries are very valuable to the executives with whom they work and to the enterprise as a whole. Students will acquire practical skills in office procedures and electronic office equipment. The Certificate in Office Management is awarded after successful completion of year one.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

for National Certificate graduates:
  • Receptionist 
  • Office Assistant 
  • Junior Secretary
  • Typist or Word Processor
  • Data Capturer or Data Entry Clerks
  • Clerk or Clerical Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Support

for National Diploma graduates:
  • Personal Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Secretary 
  • Executive Secretary
  • Legal Secretary
  • Team Secretary
  • Audio Typist
  • Office Lady

for Higher National Diploma graduates:
  • Top Flight Secretary
  • Administrative Officer
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Secretary
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Executive




COURSES ON OFFER


NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN OFFICE MANAGEMENT

Entry Requirements for National Certificate

5 ‘O’ levels including English
Applicants are accepted without Mathematics on condition that they shall compulsorily undergo a bridging course in Mathematics offered by the polytechnic.


DURATION: 1 YEAR
Description: Students enrolled in this one-year program earn a Certificate in Office Management. The program is designed for students who wish to acquire what are considered to be the most important skills necessary for today’s demanding secretarial positions. The certificate is designed to produce trained Office Assistants, Junior Secretaries and Receptionists of great value to busy Executives and Businesses.  Knowledgeable, efficient office assistants and private secretaries are very valuable to the executives with whom they work and to the enterprise as a whole. Students will acquire practical skills in office procedures and electronic office equipment. The Certificate in Office Management is awarded after successful completion of year one.

SUBJECT

  • Basic Accounts
  • Basic Communication
  • Computer Operations & Packages
  • National & Strategic Studies
  • Entrepreneurial Skills Development
  • Office Practice II
  • Word Processing 35 WPM 
  • Shorthand 50 & 60 WPM  



NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN OFFICE MANAGEMENT

Entry Requirements for National Diploma

National Certificate in Office Management


DURATION: 3 YEARS
Description: The National Diploma in Office Management is an excellent course as the opportunities for highly qualified executive assistants and office managers are endless. The role of an executive assistant is absolutely pivotal to any organization’s success, with the skills you learn being transferable across many different industries. A great executive assistant is central to the smooth running of any business, ensuring day to day activities happen in the most efficient manner. With our Diploma you will learn the essential skills to be a highly regarded Personal Assistant or Executive Assistant, working under pressure and prioritizing workloads which allow executives and managers to work more effectively. The Diploma is designed to develop your keyboard speeds, teach you how to master the most common business software packages, and give you excellent communication techniques which enable you to understand the language of business. As a Executive Secretary or Executive Assistant you’ll require excellent skills in IT, organization, good composure, flexibility, plus strong interpersonal and communication abilities – all of which our Diploma will give you.

SUBJECT

YEAR 1
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Accounting 1   
  • Business Communication
  • Shorthand 80 & 90 WPM
  • Word Processing 50 WPM 
  • Human Resources Management I
  • Secretarial Duties
 
YEAR 2 
Students will be on a full year industrial attachment.


YEAR 3   
  • Corporate Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources Management II
  • Advanced Computer Applications           
  • Shorthand 100 & 110 WPM  
  • Research Theory
  • Secretarial Practice
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HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN OFFICE MANAGEMENT

Entry Requirements for Higher National Diploma

National Diploma in Office Management


DURATION: 1 YEAR
Course Description: The course is renowned as the ultimate Administrative Officer/ Executive Secretary training offering a unique step in advancing an exciting career and the use of the latest Information Technology trends. The course covers the broad spectrum of management within the one year study giving students the confidence to work at a senior level and the opportunity to achieve a wide breath of training and excellent familiarity with core skills
The Higher National Diploma in Office Management is designed to prepare Office assistants for advancement in Office Administration and Management. This programme provides education and training in business subjects to meet the growing demands of the business sector and reflects the changes in modern office management. 
The Higher National Diploma is a valuable course of study for students wishing to receive intensive training designed for speedy results. Students in this program will have access to modern computer labs, experienced instructors and flexible class schedules. 
The Higher National Diploma in Office Management provides an opportunity to fine-tune the skills and abilities to meet the demands of a modern office. This qualification has been specially designed to cater for students who wish to pursue a career as an executive secretary, personal assistant or administrative assistant/officer.
With our Higher National Diploma you’ll have everything you need to work in the highly demanding and challenging role of Executive PA or Executive Assistant, using the latest software to plan schedules, taking minutes and having a great insight into how an organization runs at a senior level. You’ll be able to take your existing personal skills and combine them with great practical business skills – making you an asset to any company.

To help you stay one step ahead, our Higher National Diploma has been designed to give you a broad range of skills to help you stand out and get the job. As a highly regarded Executive PA, you’ll act as a life-organizer to the senior management and company directors, anticipating their needs and ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently. 

With our Higher National Diploma, you’ll learn up-to-date Microsoft Office applications and learn or refine traditional secretarial skills including minute taking, touch-typing and audio transcription.


SUBJECT

  • Desktop Publishing
  • Law & Procedure of Meeting
  • Industrial Relations
  • Office Administration
  • Research Project 
  • On the Job Training
  • Shorthand 120wpm (optional)     
  • Records Management (optional)     
  • Business Ethics